Owethu Ngubane age

Owethu Ngubane (born 19 April 2002) is a seasoned South African netball player. She plays goal attack and goal shooter for the University of Johannesburg Netball Team and SPAR Proteas.

Ngubane made it to the squad for the World Cup in Cape Town, South Africa. She was the latest UJ young player to make her debut appearance for SPAR Proteas in the 2023 Netball Quad Series. The young player made it to the 24 Spar Proteas, who earned contracts with Netball South Africa.

Owethu Ngubane
Owethu Ngubane biography
Owethu Ngubane joined the Allingham Primary School team in primary school in Grade 4.
Background Information
Full name:Sesandile Owethu Ngubane
Born:19 April 2002 (age 21 years old)
Place of birth:Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Nationality:South African
Education:Logistics in Road Transport Management
Alma mater:University of Johannesburg
Occupation:Netball player
Mother:Ntombifuthi Ngubane
Position:Goal attack, goal shooter
Team:UJ Netball Team, SPAR Proteas

Early life

Owethu Ngubane was born on 19 April 2002 in Port Elizabeth, now Gqeberha, in Eastern Cape, South Africa. Her mother, Ntombifuthi Ngubane, has supported her. She comes from a family of six.

The netball player began playing the ball sport when she was in Grade 4. Her teacher made her join the netball squad after noticing her height. She has ventured beyond her school and neighborhood.


Ngubane schooled at Allingham Primary School. She had her matriculation at Crystal Point Secondary School. 

Owethu studies Logistics in Road Transport Management at the University of Johannesburg. The netball player is a star player for the university netball team.


Owethu Ngubane has represented many provincial teams in KwaZulu Natal. She played for the KwaZulu Natal Kingdom Stars in the 2021 Telkom Netball League.

After Potgieter developed knee injuries at the 2023 Netball Quad Series, Ngubane was her substitute. She made it to the squad for the national Under-21 side, Baby Proteas.

The young player represented the country at the 2022 Confederation of Universities and Colleges Sports Association (CUCSA) event.

Ngubane has made appearances on the international netball scene. She is one of the young netball players added to the senior squad. She received a silver medal with South Africa’s FAST 5 team in 2022.

The netballer has had many achievements since she started to play netball. She was in the team that defeated the Gauteng Jaguars in the Telkom Netball League.

Ngubane was the latest UJ young player to make her debut appearance for SPAR Proteas in the 2023 Netball Quad Series on 24 January 2023. She played first in the last round-robin match against Australia.

Participating in the Telkom Netball League with the Golden Fireballs in 2022 and 2023 earned her accolades. She represented UJ in many varsity competitions.

International scouts recognized her on her first appearance on the global stage at the Vitality Netball World Cup in Cape Town. She landed an overseas contract with the Strathclyde Sirens Netball Club in the Super League in Glasgow, Scotland.

Netball South Africa recognized her potential in 2022. The body extended professional contracts to her and some UJ netball players. Ngubane was in the South African squad for the 2023 Vitality Netball World Cup.