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Surprise Moriri

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Surprise Mohlomolleng Moriri is a South African football midfielder and striker for Mamelodi Sundowns and South Africa.

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Created: 3rd Jun 2010
Modified: 3rd Jun 2010
Professional Information
Professional Areas:
South African Football Association
Professional footballer
Working primarily in:
South Africa

Biographical Information
Surprise Moriri
(At a Glance)
Date of Birth: Mar/20/1980
Gender: male
Place of Origin: South Africa

Club career

Moriri is a free-scoring midfielder who was chosen as South Africa’s PSL Player of the Season in 2005–06. He usually plays as a second strikerorward behing the striker as a supporting striker.

He can also be deployed on the right side of midfield. He scored 12 goals in all competitions (11 in the league) to be Sundowns’ top scorer and help the 'Brazilians' to their first league title since 2000.

In the 2006–07 season he eclipsed that amount, with again 11 league goals and three in the CAF Champions League.

The 2007–08 season saw him less prolific in the league only managing three league goals but in the process scoring two Nedbank Cup goals, one MTN 8 goal, one Tekom Knockout goal and four CAF Champions League, giving him a total of 11 goals.

On 18 June 2007, Sundowns played a friendly against FC Barcelona in South Africa. Moriri scored within one minute and 30 seconds to make it 1–0. After many missed chances from both teams, Barcelona eventually went on to win the game 2–1 after two late goals from substitutes Santiago Ezquerro and Marc Crosas Luque.

International career

Moriri made his debut in a friendly against Lesotho on 8 October 2003.  He scored his first goal for South Africa in their 3–0 win over Chad in the MTN Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. He was in the South African squad for the 2008 African Nations Cup.

Source: Wikipedia

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