Monday, January 6, 2014

Andries Maseko Passes

1979 video clip of Maseko's quickness & footwork

Andries "Six Mabone" Maseko

1955 - 2013

Andries Maseko, best known as Six Mabone, was born on 25 December 1955 in KwaThema. Maseko was born to Ephraim and Lettie Maseko (born 1914). Ephraim Maseko died before he turned professional in 1972.

Maseko was a South African football striker who played for Moroka Swallows, San Jose Earthquakes, Washington Diplomats and Phoenix Inferno.

In 1970, he joined Moroka Swallows from amateur club Harmed Stars at the age of 15. During a 1974 NPSL match against Umlazi Citizens, Maseko scored 8 goals in 13-1 win at the Sinaba Stadium, Daveyton.

He joined Washington Diplomats in 1978 and became one of the few South African black players in America alongside Abednigo Ngcobo, Jomo Sono, Kaizer Motaung and Patrick Ntsoelengoe. During his spell at Washington Diplomats, he was a teammate of Johan Cruyff.

Maseko left Washington Diplomats in 1982 and joined San Jose Earthquakes and played together with George Best. After leaving San Jose Earthquakes, he had a short spell at Phoenix Inferno before returning to South Africa to play for Benoni United.
Maseko passed away on 26 October 2013

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