5 popular soccer agents in South Africa

Nancy Marende

Becoming a professional soccer player is not easy. Many talented football players in South Africa have not found a path to success.

If you are talented and would like to advance to the next level, one thing you can do is find the best soccer agents in South Africa to represent you.

The advantage of soccer agents is that they can help you get trials with professional soccer clubs in South Africa or abroad and negotiate a contract that ensures you always play football and earn a decent living out of it.

Although South Africa has many soccer teams looking for players, it can be challenging to work with these teams if you do not have good representation.

Therefore, you need a good agent to negotiate terms on your behalf. So, who are the most popular soccer agents in South Africa?

1. Jomo Sono – Johannesburg

Jomo Sono
Jomo Sono. Image: Getty images.

Jomo Somo owns Jomo Cosmos, a South African professional association football club. He is also recognised as the former coach of the Bafana Bafana.

Somo began discovering and developing new football talents from rural areas in the 1990s. He recruited many top players who played for the South African men’s national teams, including Philemon Masinga and Mark Fish.

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Also, Jomo Somo has worked with Helman Mkhalele and Sizwe Motaung. As of 2023, he runs Jomo Sono Investments.

His company works in many areas, including soccer player representation. Additionally, his agency develops players and sells them to European clubs.

2. Mike Makaab – Durban

Mike Makaab
Mike Makaab. Image: Twitter/@MWTlali

Mike Makaab is among the best soccer agents in Africa. He has been an agent since 2001 and founded ProSport International, a global sports management organisation.

His company deals with many areas of soccer player representation, including contract negotiations, diary management, sponsorships, endorsements, tax and financial planning, and life skills development.

Furthermore, ProSport International is known for its efficiency in managing retired athletes and coaching staff.

ProSport International has worked with many top soccer players, including:

  • Olisa Ndah
  • Gabadinho Mhango
  • Andile Jali

One of the most famous players Mike Makaab has represented is Siyabonga Nomvethe, a former soccer player who played for Udinese and the South African national team.

You can use the following contacts to reach out to ProSport International:

  • Address: Edison Corporation Building, 1 Sinembe Park, Sinembe Crescent, Douglas Saunders Drive, La Lucia Ridge, Durban 4051, South Africa.
  • Phone: +27-31-573-2682
  • Email: info@prosportinternational.com.

3. Karabo Mathang-Tshabuse – Johannesburg

Karabo Mathang-Tshabuse
Karabo Mathang-Tshabuse. Image: Twitter/sports_mvt

Karabo Mathang-Tshabuse rose to fame in the late 2000s when she became the only female soccer agent in South Africa and Africa. She founded P Management, a sports management company, in 2007.

However, P Management later became part of Tshabuse Law. The company is among the best law firms in South Africa, specialising in sports law.

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Tshabuse Law represents soccer players in the National Soccer League’s Dispute Resolution Chamber. Furthermore, it has expertise in several sports law areas, including contract negotiations.

As a registered football agent in South Africa, Karabo Mathang-Tshabune has represented many players, including Justin Shonga and Thembinkosi Lorch. She also scouted Amanda Dlamini, Tendai Ndoro, and Ronald Kampamba.

You can contact her through the email info@tshabuselaw.com.

4. Mede8 Sports – Cape Town

The Mede8 Sports logo

Mede8 Sports is among the best soccer agents looking for players in South Africa. The agency represents the best of Africa’s up-and-coming football talents.

Mede8 Sports works with clubs in the PSL and internationally. It has been among the best in offering personal contract negotiations and branding soccer players to get endorsements and sponsorships.

Mede8 Sports has represented many players, including Erick Chipeta and Thabo Mnyamane.

The agency is based in Cape Town, South Africa. You can call them at +27-72-268-1999.

5. Sean Roberts – Cape Town

Football agent Sean Roberts

Sean Roberts is known as the former goalkeeper of several PSL teams, including Mamelodi Sundowns, Ajax Cape Town, and Chippa United.

After retiring as a soccer player, Sean Roberts became a soccer agent representing South African and international players.

His agency, Sean Roberts (PTY) Ltd, places professional sports personalities within top clubs in South Africa.

However, Sean uses his football experience to ensure other talented footballers get a clear path to professional football.

Want to become an agent?

Did you know that you can also become a football agent in Africa? All you need is the right qualifications, skills, and contacts.

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