Mike Makaab’s bio, players list and agency contact details

Stephanie Beatrice

Mike Makaab has become a great name in South Africa’s and international football industry. He is a renowned football agent in Johannesburg who has made it big in the competitive industry.

His role has helped discover, nurture, and negotiate contracts for promising talent. He attributes his success to determination and hard work, leading him to become a FIFA football agent.

Here is more information about the South African agent who has worked to fulfil many footballer’s dreams.

He is South Africa’s first licensed FIFA agent

Who is Mike Makaab? He is one of the top football agents in the continent and has signed some of the biggest names in football.

His football agency, ProSport International, caters to place footballers in South Africa’s Super League teams. Becoming South Africa’s first licensed FIFA agent in 2001 was one of his career accomplishments.

He led the Orlando Pirates to win the league in 1994

Born in South Africa, the football agent had a passion for football since early childhood. Mike has been in the football industry for over 30 years, of which he has been a football player, coach, and manager for Orlando Pirates – one of the best football clubs in Africa.

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Mike Makaab’s coaching career started when he became head coach for Orlando Pirates FC from 1994 to 1996. His achievements as head coach include leading the team to win the league in 1994 and contributing to their continental club success in 1995.

Orlando Pirates logo
Orlando Pirates club crest

After that, he became a technical advisor to the South African senior national men’s team. Under his guidance, the football club became the winner of AFCON 1996.

He stated in an article blog that several challenges obscured the progress of potentially talented white soccer players. The main one was the sports systems in traditional white schools.

He added that traditionally, most parents believed that soccer had no potential and preferred cricket or rugby. The coach believes football talent exists among white people in South Africa and aims to discover and nurture them.

He founded ProSport International

Mike Makaab founded ProSport International, a global sports management agency, in 2001 to provide sports services to its clients and stakeholders.

The organization has offices in Africa (Durban, South Africa) and Europe, including a team of expert client managers and event service agents.

ProSport’s main services include contract negotiations, sponsorship and endorsement, career management, and sports and lifestyle events.

The company has a team of experts, sporting networks, and corporate partners within reach to maximize athletes’ abilities and build a career for them.

Many of Mike Makaab’s players have excelled and played in local and international football games. He ensures their career is successful in the long term and that they are nurtured on and off the field.

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His net worth has not been disclosed

Mike Makaab’s net worth? His net worth is yet to be disclosed, and there is no public information about it.

His earnings are estimated from being a licensed FIFA and the CEO of ProSport International, which deals with sponsorships, endorsements, and contract signings.

He enjoys spending time with his family

There is little information about Mike Makaab’s family as he hides them from the public spotlight.

He once posted on X upon the death of Senzo Meyiwa that he had a son who was an age mate and lifetime friend of the deceased.

In a Facebook post on January 15, 2020, he wished his mother a happy 100th birthday, with a picture of them together and his son.

He is a family guy who enjoys spending time with his family, including his wife, son, and grandchildren.

He has managed some of the biggest players in football

Mike has inspired many young football players, both locally in South Africa and internationally. He has contributed to producing big names in the South African football industry.

He has three decades of experience in the football world, and his passion for business and football led him to open the largest sports management agencies in South Africa.

The company has various offices worldwide and, besides football, also represents cricket and rugby, among other sports.

Among the players he has represented and managed include the following:

1. Siyabonga Nomvethe

Siyabonga Nomvethe during a match
Siyabonga Nomvethe. Image: X/FIFAcom

Siyabonga is the first and longest-lasting footballer Mike has worked with. Additionally, he is the first South African player to be placed in Udinese in the Serie A in Italy and has played in several European leagues.

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He played for Kaizer Chiefs and scored 42 goals in the 79 games he played for the team. Upon his retirement in 2020, Siyabonga played in the Africa Cup of Nations, FIFA World Cup, and Superliga.

2. Nkanyiso Zungu

Nkanyiso Zungu holding a jersey
Nkanyiso Zungu. Image: X/soccerzela

Zungu is another footballer on Mike Makaab’s player list. He is a South African football player for Orlando Pirates as a forward.

His senior football career includes playing for teams like AmaZulu, Jomo Cosmos on loan, and Stellenbosch.

3. Andile Jali

Andile Jali playing at a stadium
Andile Jali. Image: X/MuziBucs

Andile Jali is a professional South African footballer playing for Moroka Swallows F.C. Under the management of Mike Makaab, he has played for Mamelodi Sundown, Orlando Pirates, and K.V. Oostende.

He has also played in the African Cup of Nations, competing against Algeria, Ghana, and Senegal.

4. Sipho Mbule

Sipho Mbule surprised during a match
Sipho Mbule. Image: X/DJShabaSA

Mbule is Mamelodi Sundown’s central midfielder under Mike’s agency and management. The young footballer has played for South Africa’s under-20, under-23 and senior international teams.

5. Gabadinho Mango

 Gabadinho Mango during a match
Gabadinho Mango. Image: X/ Makonco_M

He is a Malawian footballer who played for Orlando Pirates and is AmaZulu’s striker and the Malawi National Team.

Mango scored two goals in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations and one in the 2021 African Cup of Nations.

6. Terrence Dzvukamanja

Terrence Dzvukamanja during a press conference
Terrence Dzvukamanja. Image: X/Khosi_4_Lyf

Terrence Dzvukamanja is a Zimbabwean who plays for South Africa’s Supersport United and the Zimbabwe national team.

He recently made headlines on Goal.com for leaving Orlando Pirates, with Mike Makaab saying it was a sensitive matter and announcing that he would join Supersport United.

He is a radio host on Gagasi FM

In addition to being a football agent, Mike is a radio host on Gagasi FM in the talk show ‘Extra Time’ with co-host Simtho Dladla.

The show covers front-row events and experiences surrounding football, rugby, and cricket.

He can be reached via his company’s profile details

While there are no exact contact details on Mike Makaab’s profile, he can be reached via the ProSport International contacts. The main office is at the Edison Corporation Building in Durban 4051, South Africa.

The company’s telephone number is +27 31 573 2682, or you can email info@prosportinternational.com.

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3 thoughts on “Mike Makaab’s bio, players list and agency contact details”

  1. Dear Mike Makaab. My name is Tshediso Godfrey Moloi and I’m from Bethlehem in the Free State Province in South Africa. I’m looking for a soccer agent for my brother who is 20 years old and plays midfield. I will be appreciative if you get back to me so we can discuss further on how you work and where I can send you a clip of him in the football field.

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  2. My name is Mesfin Mathiwos from Ethiopia and I live in south Africa. I can play any position at the pitch. Please help me join an academy.

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