South African players who played in Turkey, featuring Dino Ndlovu, Siphiwe Tshabalala & Steve Komphela

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Donald "Ace" Khuse (pictured with Kaizer Chiefs) – Gençlerbirligi & Antalyaspor
Calvin Sobiso (pictured with Maritzburg United) –
Calvin Sobiso (pictured with Maritzburg United) – Ankaragücü
David Nyathi (pictured with Bafana Bafana) – Ankar
David Nyathi (pictured with Bafana Bafana) – Ankaragücü
Alfred Phiri (picture with Bafana Bafana) – Gençle
Alfred Phiri (picture with Bafana Bafana) – Gençlerbirligi, Vanspor & Samsunspor
Dumisa Ngobe (pictured with Bafana Bafana) – Gençl
Dumisa Ngobe (pictured with Bafana Bafana) – Gençlerbirligi, Ankaragücü & Akçaabat Sebatspor
Elrio van Heerden (pictured with Bafana Bafana) –
Elrio van Heerden (pictured with Bafana Bafana) – Sivasspor
Fani Madida (pictured with Besiktas) – Besiktas, A
Fani Madida (pictured with Besiktas) – Besiktas, Antalyaspor & Bursaspor
Dino Ndlovu – Kocaelispor
Dino Ndlovu – Kocaelispor
Lebogang Manyama – Konyaspor
Lebogang Manyama – Konyaspor
Helman Mkhalele (pictured with Bafana Bafana) – Ka
Helman Mkhalele (pictured with Bafana Bafana) – Kayserispor, Ankaragücü, Göztepe & Malatyaspor
Godfrey Sapula (pictured in 2011) – Ankaragücü
Godfrey Sapula (pictured in 2011) – Ankaragücü
John Moshoeu (pictured at Fenerbahçe) – Gençlerbir
John Moshoeu (pictured at Fenerbahçe) – Gençlerbirligi, Kocaelispor, Fenerbahçe & Bursaspor
Ryan Botha – Denizlispor
Ryan Botha – Denizlispor
May Mahlangu – Konyaspor
May Mahlangu – Konyaspor
Siphiwe Tshabalala – BB Erzurumspor
Siphiwe Tshabalala – BB Erzurumspor
Tokelo Rantie – Gençlerbirligi
Tokelo Rantie – Gençlerbirligi
Pollen Ndlanya (pictured at Kaizer Chiefs) – Bursa
Pollen Ndlanya (pictured at Kaizer Chiefs) – Bursaspor & Göztepe
Steve Komphela (pictured at Gaziantepspor) – Gazia
Steve Komphela (pictured at Gaziantepspor) – Gaziantepspor & Çanakkale Dardanelspor
Lebogang Morula (pictured at Jomo Cosmos) – Vanspo
Lebogang Morula (pictured at Jomo Cosmos) – Vanspor
Teboho Moloi (pictured in 2017)  – Gaziantepspor
Teboho Moloi (pictured in 2017) – Gaziantepspor
Scroll through the gallery to see some of the Sout
Scroll through the gallery to see some of the South African footballers who have played in Turkey

Bafana Bafana striker Dino Ndlovu has joined a long line of South African players who have played in Turkey.

Last month, Ndlovu (31) became the latest South African player to move to Turkish shores when he signed a one-year deal with Turkish second division side Kocaelispor, following in the footsteps of John "Shoes" Moshoeu who represented the team in the mid-1990s.

Scroll through the gallery to see some of the South African players who have played in Turkey

Other national team players have followed a similar path in recent years, with the likes of Siphiwe Tshabalala, Lebogang Manyama, Tokelo Rantie and May Mahlangu, who all made trips to Turkey in the last decade alone.

A number of legends from yesteryear also called the country's famous Süper Lig home during their respective careers, including the aforementioned Moshoeu, Steve Komphela, Fani Madida and Pollen Ndlanya, to name but a few. 

Ndlovu thus has big shoes to fill if he is to emulate his predecessor's successes in Turkey but will certainly do so if he is able to fire Kocaelispor back to the top flight with his proven goalscoring prowess this season.