TEENAGE Hadebe does not fire blanks!
Make no mistake about that statistical fact for the Zimbabwe international who nearly broke the internet when he confirmed the birth of his precious twin babies late last week.
Prior to sharing the image, Hadebe penned a message on his official Twitter page, writing that he was still giving his “body and soul” to the Zimbabwe national team.
This was then followed by a Facebook post of his two new children being held by his father and first born child Jordan.
In the picture caption, the Makokoba-bred athlete, who turns out for Turkish side Yeni Malatyaspor, revealed the identity of his precious King and Queen as Alwande and Lwandile.
“Thank you God for giving us the King and the Queen #AlwandeLwandile#TWINS. We welcome the two gifts from above with love,” posted the former Bantu Rovers, Highlanders and Chicken Inn defender.
Sheri Matthews, who is one of the brains behind United States of America’s Dallas Cup in which Hadebe once featured in alongside Marvelous Nakamba and Kudakwashe Mahachi during their days at Bantu Rovers, joined a host of people that congratulated the Warriors centre back on the new addition to his young family.
“Our Dallas Cup son from Zimbabwe is now the father of precious new twins. A boy and a girl join their big brother. When we hosted Zimbabwe it was the first time in 30 years that a Zimbabwean team had participated in Dallas Cup. This year the tournament has been cancelled but we are reminded that life does go on. We haven’t seen Teenaro Hadebe since 2012 but it’s amazing to keep up with his life through Facebook. One day this grand mummy will get to see them again,” posted Matthews.
The towering defender is married to Mitchell Matambanashe and the couple was blessed with their first born child, Jordan, in November 2016.
Interestingly, Hadebe got the news of Jordan’s birth on the eve of Warriors versus Tanzania friendly tie which was played at the National Sports Stadium on 16 November 2016.
Four years ago, the young couple, which met at Mzilikazi High School where they completed their O-level studies in 2012, told this publication that they were looking forward to having four children.
Consequently, the coming in of their doppelgangers means they are one shy of meeting their intended target.
A slew of celebrities have welcomed twins in recent years, including George and Amal Clooney, Beyonce and JAY-Z.
As such in Hollywood, giving birth to twins seems to be a trend, and it has now passed on to the football world, as Hadebe has joined celebrated former footballer Abedi Pele, Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo, South Africa’s duo of Andile Jali and Tsepo Masilela on a double dad’s duty.
Ronaldo’s doubles are a boy and a girl, Mateo and Eva, who were born in the US on 8 June 2017.
Jali’s doppelgangers are christened Andile Junior and Amare.
Legendary Pele was blessed with twins that he named Joshua and Celeste.
Masilela is father to Gabriella and Tsepo Junior.