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Helman Mkhalele
Midnight Express 
 
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Helman "Midnight Express" Mkhalele is a South African Football Legend. 

Africa Cup of Nation
Medal
03
African Champions League  
Medals
01
African Super Cup 
Medal
01
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Helman "Midnight-Express" Mkhalele is a former professional football player that represented Bafana Bafana and played for the biggest teams and League. He also went onto conquer Africa with both Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana

Helman Mkhalele enjoyed a long and successful club career by playing for some of the biggest clubs on the continent and playing in some of the biggest leagues and cups globally.

He made his professional debut in 1988 for Chippas Dynamos which played in the NSL second division , in  1990 he signed for Jomo Cosmos and spent 3 seasons under the watchful eye of football legend and coach   Jomo Sono where he won rookie of the year, in 1994 he  went onto sign for Soweto giants Orlando Pirates  where they went onto win multiple trophies with the most notable trophy 
being CAF Champions League in 1995.

Bafana Bafana 
Accolades

Coach Helman Helman Mkhalele has achieved the following accolades with the National Team. 

 

1993   - Mandela Cup, Gold Medal Bafana Bafana. 
          - Africa Cup of Nations, Gold Medal.

1998  - AFCON, Silver Medal
2000 -AFCON, Bronze Medal.

Club 
Accolades

Coach Helman Helman Mkhalele has achieved the following accolades with his respective clubs

1991 - NSL Rookie of the Year
1994 - National Soccer League, Gold Medal Orlando Pirates 
1995 - African Champions League, Gold Medal Orlando Pirates 
1996 - African SuperCup, Gold Medal Orlando Pirates 
          - Afro Asia Cup, Silver Medal. 
1997 - BP Top 8, Gold Medal
2005 - Coca Cola Cup, Gold Meda

In 1997 Helman Mkhalele made the move abroad and spent a successful 6 seasons in Europe. The first team in Europe that he signed 
for was for Turkish Super League side Kayserispor in 1997 , he later went onto sign for Turkish giants Ankaragucu in 1998, he later went 
to play for Goztepe in 2001 with the last team he played for in Turkey being Malatyspor in 2003 which he spent 2 seasons until 2005.

 

Helman Mkhalele came back to South Africa and played for Jomo Cosmos in 2005 where he went onto spend 3 seasons with the club
where he also went onto winning Coca Cola Cup in his first season n returning.

 

Helman Mkhalele retired from professional football in 2008

Career Timeline 
Midnight Express 
 
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