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Top PSL star turned farmer who had a cattle auction hailed for his achievements

In modern football, a number of notable players in the PSL's top flight have completely thrived after switching positions during the course of their nomadic careers.

However, a rare few footballers in the industry have completely made their mark in this world after going through a drastic career change.

In the history of the PSL, former Jomo Cosmos Youth player Thabani Bhengu is one of the rare few footballers in the country who has established himself as a formidable name outside of the sport. Several years ago at age 22, the KZN born footballer traded in his soccer boots for farming boots by founding Ndela Farming.

Making the switch, the one time wonderkid at Jomo Cosmos partnered with Ingonyama Trust Fund by leasing large hectares of their land in Weenan outside of KZN and decided to venture into crop and cattle farming. Almost a week ago, the former footballer turned farmer had a cattle auction on his farm which was a major success given the fact that cattle farming is one of the most lucrative business ventures in South Africa.

On Monday, the product of the Jomo Cosmos Development Academy has taken to his Instagram stories where he re-shared a post where he was captured alongside a local farmer Thanda Mchunu who recently visited his farm. From the shared picture on the popular platform, the local farmer who happens to be the owner of Simamane Farming decided to hail the former Jomo Cosmos Youth player player for his outstanding achievements in farming.

Through Zulu to English translations, Thanda Mchunu is quoted, "This is the person I look up to, thank you". With that much said, it is safe to say that Thabani Bhengu has achieved almost the impossible away from football as he is now adolised by fellow farmers in KZN where he is currently based.

Did you know?

In April 2022, during the heavy rains which led to deadly floods across the KZN province, Thabani Bhengu was one of the many affected farmers.

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