“Older Than He Looks”: Orlando Pirates Star Paseka ‘Computer’ Mako’s Age Revealed


“Older Than He Looks”: Orlando Pirates Star Paseka ‘Computer’ Mako’s Age Revealed

Orlando Pirates star Paseka ‘Computer’ Mako is trending against the backdrop of his birthday after Mzansi connected the dots about his age.

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Orlando Pirates’ stocky midfielder Paseka Mako is making headlines against the backdrop of his birthday. Social media was abuzz as fans and fellow footballers flooded his feeds with heartfelt birthday wishes.


On social media, Soweto giants Orlando Pirates wished the star well on his birthday. In an Instagram post, Orlando Pirates posted, “Wishing our #29 Paseka Mako a very Happy Birthday! We hope you have a great day.”


The post has gained thousands of comments and reactions since it dropped on the internet. However, against the post, Mzansi connected the dots about Paseka Mako’s age, which he has kept under wraps over the years.

Mako has undoubtedly managed to keep his private life under wraps, leaving many to guess even about his age. After all, how old is he? The South African star was born on 1 April 1994 in Limpopo.

However, many were more than shocked to learn that he was 30. The star knows well how to look sharp and fit. Over the years, he has wowed many with his flair. His command of the game has earned him the nickname ‘computer.’

Paseka Mako has fast become one of Orlando Pirates’ celebrated stars despite his career being marred by a string of injuries.


Paseka Mako had his shot to fame during his youth career with Mamelodo Sundowns Development Academy. From the development academy, he switched the floor to Cape Town All Stars, marking his senior career.

He joined Cape Town Stars during the 2015/2016 season. He left for Chippa United with 50 caps and two goals in his debut season. From Chippa United, he joined the Soweto giants, the Orlando Pirates, who came knocking in 2018.

Paseka Mako has been with Pirates since 2018, and the club has won several silverware, which include:

  • South African Premier League title – 2018/2019 season
  • Nedbank Cup – 2023
  • MTN8 – 2020, 2022 and 2023
  • Carling Black Label Cup – 2019
  • Telkom Knockout – 2018

Paseka Mako has since made over 100 club appearances for Orlando Pirates across all competitions. This season, he has only managed to play three games.

After the November 2023 international break, Orlando Pirates confirmed that Maseko Mako was out for the rest of the season. He suffered a PCL tear that will keep him on the sidelines for six months. However, Orlando Pirates fans await his return.


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