Bandile Shandu is a midfielder who spent nine years at Maritzburg United before his move to Orlando Pirates. The 28-year-old arrived at the Soweto club in July 2021 on a three-year contract with over 150 games under his belt.
Enjoy as you get to know some critical details of the player who is a household name in South African domestic football and once upon a time donned the country's shirt in the U-20 level.
Bandile Shandu biography
Born on 19 January 1995 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Bandile Shandu is a South African footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for Premier Soccer League club Orlando Pirates.
He has represented South Africa in the U-20 level while as a player for Maritzburg United.
Bandile Shandu club career
Shandu has played for two PSL clubs in his football career as at 2023: Maritzburg United and Orlando Pirates.
Shandu caught the eyes of then Maritzburg United coach Ernst Middendorp at a school match between Maritzburg College vs Carter High School earlier in 2012.
Middendorp said about his signing, “We do try and look for local players to get into the team, but it’s not something that is easy. But we knew right away that there is a lot of ability here, and he has the right attitude and work ethic.”
Maritzburg College’s first team coach and director of SoccerStarz Academy, Dan Haswell, said about his skill and technique:
“He has the technique and ability to make it as a professional footballer; he is the type of player who can change a game instantly. He has always been willing to put in more work, he is a real gem.”
Shandu later made his debut for the club in a 0-0 draw with AmaZulu in February 2013. He left the club at the end of his contract on 30 June 2021 with over 150 appearances for Maritzburg United across all competitions and 4 goals to his name in his nine years stay at the club.
In July 2021, Shandu joined Orlando Pirates on a three-year contract. He's more of a utility player who does his best every time he's called upon by the coach.
Shandu has so far scored 4 goals for the Buccaneers with 2 of those goals coming this 2023/24 season. The player looks set to have his best individual campaign with Orlando Pirates.
Bandile Shandu salary
According to reports from Football Lifestyle, Shandu’s estimated salary is €190k per year. That’s equivalent to €16 per month. This estimate is believed to have been reported in 2021 before he joined the Orlando Pirates.
Shandu's salary throughout his three-year contract at Orlando Pirates so far has not been disclosed. It is believed to be a step up from what he earned at Maritzburg United.
According to Transfermarkt, he has a market value of €800k
Bandile Shandu net worth
We all know that it is almost impossible to say someone's total assets, and how much these African players accurately earn every month. As of 2023, the current net worth of Bandile Shandu is estimated between US $250K – $500K.
Bandile Shandu pictures
Here are some pictures of this popular Premier Soccer League player while in action for his club.
Bandile Shandu girlfriend
Unfortunately, we don't have information about Shandu's girlfriend as the player has not publicly made this possible, and it's understandable.
This article was most recently revised and updated 3 weeks ago