Born and raised in Alberton, Johannesburg, Tebogo's talent was first discovered while he was playing football with his friends in the dusty streets of Katlehong. He joined Yebo Yes United and played in the Vodacom Soccer League for four seasons before stepping up to the NFD with Jomo Cosmos. After two seasons with the Orlando Pirates Legend's outift, Tlolane had his first professional debut with Chippa United in the PSL. In 2019, "Messi" joined the forces of Soweto Giants Orlando Pirates where he is determined to help fill the Bucs trophy cabinet.
When he isn't playing football, the Cristiano Ronaldo-fan looks to inspire those around him. He spends his extra time mentoring younger aspiring players in schools and churches in and around his neighbourhood.