Teboho Aaron Mokoena is a South African footballer who was born on November 25, 1980 in Boipatong. He moved to Bayer Leverkusen and Ajax, before twice being loaned out to Germinal Beerschot and then transferring to KRC Genk for two years. He made his debut for Blackburn on 8 January 2005 in an FA Cup match against Cardiff City and on 24 May 2009 Aaron announced he would be joining fellow Premier League outfit Portsmouth on a three-year deal.
Mokoena made his debut for his country’s national team in 1999 and is known as “Mbazo” or “The Axe” because of his tough tackling skills. He is the youngest ever player to have represented South Africa, having played in 1999 for the 2000 Summer Olympics qualifiers aged 18–19; he later replaced Lucas Radebe as captain of his country. He played for South Africa at the 2000 Olympics, where they finished third in Group D.