EXTRA TIME: Watch Erzurumspor fans sing for Tshabalala in Turkey airport

Now, that's the world of football for you! Who would've imagined this happening to a South African in Turkey?

For sure the Erzurumspor fans know their football. They remember the 2010 Fifa World Cup where Siphiwe Tshabalala was the talk of the world in the opening game.

Sadly, Shabba hasn't set the world alight since then, but he's been an excellent team player for both Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana.

He's been out of the South African national team in recent years so Shabba is past his best. Still, these Turkish fans are welcoming him as if Ronaldinho is coming home.

Then again, Shabba's proving to have a longer shelf life than Ronaldinho in his professional career.

This video shows you why you'd be so lucky to be a pro football player.