Tlou Segolela

Tlou Segolela
Personal information
Full name Tlou Mashedi Segolela
Date of birth (1988-03-01) 1 March 1988
Place of birth Polokwane, South Africa
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Right winger
Club information
Current team
Orlando Pirates
Number 23
Youth career
Seemole FC
-2007 Orlando Pirates
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007– Orlando Pirates 90 (12)
2009-2010Bloemfontein Celtic (loan) 38 (7)
National team
2010- South Africa 6 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 June 2013.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 June 2013

Tlou Segolela (born 1 March 1988) is a South African football (soccer) midfielder who plays as a right-winger for Platinum Stars in the Premier Soccer League and South Africa.

Segolela was born in Moletjie near Polokwane, Transvaal, and has been nicknamed "Gautrain" and "Riya Vaya", which means "here we go", by fans in recognition of his speed.

He was the part of Orlando Pirates team which won Double-Treble titles in two successive seasons (2011-12 & 2010-11), which include two league titles. His most notable contribution was a famous corner kick which resulted in a goal by Isaac Chansa just outside the box in the 85th minute, on the last game-day of the season. Pirates were deadlocked at 1-1 against Arrows at the time, and needed a goal to win the League title for the first time in 7 years. As a result of Chansa's goal, the full-time score was 2-1 to Pirates.

Tlou Segolela collected the Goal of the season award for one he scored against Free States Stars in the Botchabelo Stadium. Taking the ball just inside his own half and without support from team mates, he defeated 4 to 5 defenders. The FS Stars keeper came out of his line and Segolela scored past the keeper. That goal was compared to Maradona's one in 1986 FIFA world cup in Mexico, because of its similarities.

International career

He made his debut for South Africa in 2010 and has so far been capped four times scoring twice

International goals

Scores and results list South Africa's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 2 June 2013 Setsoto Stadium, Maseru, Lesotho  Lesotho 1–0 2–0 Friendly
2. 2 June 2013 Setsoto Stadium, Maseru, Lesotho  Lesotho 2–0 2–0 Friendly
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