Mpho Makola Biography: Age, Girlfriend, Career, Salary & Net Worth


Mpho Makola (born 4 May 1986) is a South African professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier Soccer League club Cape Town City.

Mpho Makola

Mpho Makola Age

He was born on 4 May 1986 in Alexandra, Gauteng, South Africa. Makola is 38 years old as of 2024 and celebrates his birthday on May 4th every year.

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Mpho Makola Height

He stands at a height of 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in).


He attended Yeoville Community Primary School and Barnato Park High School for his primary and secondary education respectively. He actively involved in sports during his time in school but also used drugs and followed bad gang.

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Makola joined Boston City College in 2008 for higher studies while still playing football at Jersey Queens Legodi’s Academy.

Mpho Makola Girlfriend

He is in a relationship with Tumi Mbanga. They have a son together.


For his youth career, Makola played for Bidvest Wits and Kaizer Chiefs. His first senior team was Free State Stars where he played between 2008 and 2012, made 71 appearances and scored six goals.

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Makola then joined Orlando Pirates in 2012 where he scored 14 goals in 137 appearances. He played with the Pirates till 2019 then joined Cape Town City.

He had his debut for the South African national team on 8 September 2015. Makola scored on his debut for the team in an international friendly against Senegal.

Mpho Makola Salary

While at Kaizer Chiefs, Makola earned around R180,000 per month. His current salary at Cape Town City is not known.

Mpho Makola Net Worth

Makola has an estimated net worth of R7.5 million ($400 000) which he has earned from his career as a footballer.




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