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THOSE who saw him in action must have wondered at this time of the 2010 Fifa World Cup what would have happened had he got the opportunity.
That is how great and effective a soccer star Johannes "Gwevu Nodagwa" or "Shuffle the Pack" Mkhabela was during his playing days - just about every professional team wanted him on their books.
Mkhabela, 71, died last Wednesday at his home in Mohlakeng, Randfontein, after a short illness.
He rose to prominence as the kingpin of Randfontein Young Zebras in the then National Professional Soccer League.
Born in the mining township of Bhongweni, Randfontein, Mkhabela worked for the then Randfontein Estates Gold Mine as a welfare officer and started his football career at Kelona Football Club, where he proved his mettle as a prolific midfielder-cum- striker for the local side.
Such was Mkhabela's pedigree that he was recruited to Randfontein Young Zebras, much to the chagrin of his former mates but to the delight of his newly found home, where he displayed his talent on the field of play, hence the nickname "The Principal".
He was soon "stolen" by Rockville Hungry Lions, where he played alongside another legend, Percy "Chippa" Moloi, who later joined Orlando Pirates.
Mkhabela was later snatched by Bloemfontein Celtic.
He was a tough dribbling wizard who could cut through the opposition like the proverbial knife through butter.
Even at 48 years of age, he could still mix it, thus he was recruited by Randfontein Goldmines as a sports officer, coach and star player after his 40th birthday.
There he coached other stars such as Herbert "Man-O-Man" Leroke, Isaac Chirwa, Stoffel Letsebe and Leonard "Wagga Wagga" Makgatho, to name but a few.
Mkhabela will be laid to rest at Randfontein South Cemetery at 9am tomorrow. A service will be held at 1993 Nokwe Street, Mohlakeng from 7.30am.
Mkhabela is survived by six children, two sisters and two brothers.