‘Ten Ten’ started playing football from a very early age, leading to his move to join Meadowland FC where he was selected to represent Gauteng in the SAB U21 Tournament. In 2011, Xola was scouted by Augustine Makalakalane to join North West University on a three year bursary. In his final year of university, he was recommended to the Mamelodi Sundowns Reserve Team, “M-Tigers”, under the leadership of former Orlando Pirates defender and captain Dan Malesela. After competing in the ABC Motsepe League for the 2014/15 season, Xola reunited with coach Malesela for half a season at Cape Town All Stars before moving to Chippa United. His first taste of silverware came in the colours of Bidvest Wits, where he won the league, the MTN Top 8 and the Telkom Cup.
Outside of football, ‘Ten Ten’ spends time working with finances and enjoys playing other sports. Growing up, he idolised players like Luis Figo, Lionel Messi and Shoes Moshoeu.