Durban Living Legend – Mark Steven Tovey
Soccer star Mark Tovey was born in Pretoria on 7 May 1955. He attended Northlands Primary and Northlands Secondary in Durban North. His passion for soccer began at an early age when he started playing junior football for Durban City, representing them at under 10, 12 and 14 levels. In 1971, he turned professional by signing for Durban United at the age of 16. In 1973, he signed for Durban City, playing for six seasons for the club.
In 1980, he moved to Dynamos, spending two seasons with the club. He won the NPSL league championship with the Durban City in 1982 and 1983. Once he joined Bush Bucks fans named him “Vula Vala”. He won the league championship (1985) and the JPS Cup (1987) with them. In 1988 he joined Kaizer Chiefs and won 6 trophies with them. Chiefs’ fans called him “Mr Experience”. He currently works for Nike Golf in Johannesburg.
Umdlali webhola uMark Tovey wazalwa ngoMay 7 1955. Wafunda ezikoleni zaseThekwini iNorthlands Primary kanye neNorthlands Secondary School. Uthando lwakhe lwebhola lwabonakala esemncance ngesikhathi edlalela iDurban City. Ngonyaka ka1971 waqala ukudlala ibhola elikhokhelwayo ngesikhathi esayinda kwiDurban United eneminyaka ewu16. Ngonyaka ka1973 wasayinda neDurban City, wahlala isikhathi eside kuyo. Wadlulela kwiDynamos ngo1980. Ngesikhathi esedlalela iBush Bucks abalandeli bamqamba ukuthi ‘uVula vala’. Wadlulela kwiKaizer Chiefs abalandeli bambiza ngokuthi uMr Experience. Njengamanje usebenzela abakwaNike eGoli.