Surprise Moriri is a retired South African professional footballer who was born on 20 June 1980 in Mokopane, Limpopo Province. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club. In this biography, we will take a detailed look at his life and career, including his early life, professional career, and personal life.
Early Life and Career
Surprise Moriri grew up in a small town in Limpopo Province called Mokopane. He started playing football at a young age and was quickly noticed for his talent on the field. Moriri played for a local team called Silver Stars, where he caught the attention of scouts from Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club.
In 2004, Moriri joined Mamelodi Sundowns and quickly established himself as one of the key players in the team. He was known for his technical ability, vision, and goal-scoring prowess. Moriri helped Mamelodi Sundowns win numerous trophies during his time at the club, including the Premier Soccer League (PSL) title, the Telkom Knockout, and the Nedbank Cup.
In 2007, Moriri was named the PSL Footballer of the Year, and he also won the PSL Players’ Player of the Year award. He was a regular member of the South African national team during this period and played a key role in the team’s campaign to qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Surprise Moriri announced his retirement from professional football on 1 May 2018, at the age of 37. He had spent 14 seasons with Mamelodi Sundowns and scored 78 goals in 358 appearances.
Surprise Moriri is married to his wife Lerato and has three children. He is a devout Christian and has spoken publicly about his faith and how it has helped him throughout his career. Moriri is also known for his philanthropic work and has been involved in numerous charitable initiatives over the years.