Who is Bafana Bafana’s Domingo: Ronaldo’s next opponent?

Who is Bafana Bafana’s Domingo: Ronaldo’s next opponent?
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In a thrilling clash that promises to captivate football fans around the world, the stage is set for an intriguing quarter-final showdown in the Arab Club Champions Cup for one Bafana Bafana player.

This highly anticipated match will witness the convergence of two footballing titans as Bafana Bafana's rising star, Haashim Domingo, prepares to lead Raja Athletic Club into battle against none other than the legendary Cristiano Ronaldo and his Al Nassr side.

The football world's attention will be firmly fixed on the pitch as the Bafana Bafana Domingo's skill, determination, and tactical prowess collide head-on with the unrivalled experience and prowess of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Scheduled for Sunday, August 6t, 2023, at 4:00 PM Nigeria time, this encounter is poised to showcase the very essence of the beautiful game and the unyielding pursuit of victory for both clubs.

Bafana Bafana's Haashim Domingo – Biography

Born on August 13, 1995, in Cape Town, South Africa, Haashim Domingo emerged as a prominent figure in the world of football.

Standing at a height of 1.72 meters (5 feet 7½ inches), he showcases his exceptional skills primarily as a midfielder.

Known for his dynamic playing style, Domingo has found his niche as an attacking midfielder, while also demonstrating versatility in positions such as central midfield and second striker. He predominantly uses his right foot to weave his magic on the field.

Managed by Football First, a renowned player agency, and with an exceptional blend of skill, determination, and versatility, Domingo has become a vital component of the Bafana Bafana squad and has earned recognition for his contributions on the field.

Personal Information
Date of Birth 13 August 1995
Place of Birth Cape Town, South Africa
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7+1⁄2 in)
Position(s) Midfielder

Early life and youth career

Domingo's football journey began in the youth ranks of Ajax Cape Town, where his raw talent was nurtured and honed. During his formative years from 2013 to 2015, he displayed immense potential and caught the eye of talent scouts and coaches, setting the stage for his future success.

Career and stats

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Club Career

Domingo's journey into the professional football scene began with his debut in the Segunda Liga for Vitória Guimarães B on February 14, 2015.

The impact he made was instant and striking, as he scored a goal on his debut, setting the stage for his future exploits. His talent didn't go unnoticed, leading him to sign with the South African Premier Division club, Mamelodi Sundowns, on a five-year contract in September 2020.

Prior to this move, he honed his skills at various clubs, including Vitória Guimarães B, where he amassed 71 appearances and netted 9 goals, as well as Bidvest Wits, where he showcased his prowess in 57 appearances, finding the back of the net 6 times.

In his tenure with Mamelodi Sundowns, Domingo's impressive performances further solidified his position as a rising star. Over the span of two years, he contributed significantly to the team's efforts, appearing in 57 matches and scoring 5 goals. Domingo's relentless dedication to his craft and his ability to impact the game both in terms of attack and midfield control were evident throughout his career.

In a captivating turn of events, Domingo's journey led him to the vibrant football landscape of Morocco, where he currently plies his trade for Botola club Raja CA. This move marked a significant chapter in his career, offering him fresh challenges and opportunities to showcase his talents on an international stage.

International career

Domingo's prowess isn't limited to the club scene alone; he has also made a mark on the international stage. Representing Bafana Bafana, he featured for the national under-20 team in 2015, participating in 8 matches and scoring 1 goal. His international experience adds another layer to his already impressive resume, showcasing his ability to perform under different conditions and against varying opponents.

Bafana Bafana's Haashim Domingo – Market Value 

Domingo's talent and impact on the field are well-reflected in his market value and rankings. The bafana bafana midfielder current market value stands at €700k, a testament to his skills and potential. He has earned a spot among the top players globally, ranking 9,011 among all players worldwide. Within the Botola Pro Inwi league, he is ranked 25, and among his peers at Raja Casablanca, he stands at number 8.

  • Ranked number 9.011 among all players worldwide
  • Ranked number 25 among all players of the Botola Pro Inwi
  • Ranked number 8 among all players at Raja Casablanca
  • Ranked number 62 among all players from South Africa
  • Ranked number 762 among all players playing as “Attacking Midfield”
  • Ranked number 719 among all players born 1995.

FIFA Rating

Domingo's playing style revolves around his exceptional attacking prowess. His FIFA rating and attributes provide insight into his strengths as a player. With attributes such as 70 for dribbling, 64 for long passing, and 69 for vision, he showcases his ability to create opportunities and control the game's tempo.

The Bafana Bafana player's agility, balance, and sprint speed demonstrate his dynamic movement on the field, while his shot power and long shots highlight his capability to contribute to goal-scoring situations.

This article was most recently revised and updated 10 months ago

Rababe Koussaimi, a 22-year-old journalist, is deeply passionate about the world of sports. She grew up in a footballing environment, supporting both Bayern Munich and Wydad Athletic Club. She began her English journalism career by hosting a podcast for the first English radio station in Morocco. Currently, the Moroccan journalist channels her enthusiasm into writing and conducting extensive research, creating insightful and engaging content for GoalBall Live readers.