Talk with your feet!


Shakes is a fictional character and the main protagonist in the comic and TV series, Supa Strikas. He is the head striker in Supa Strikas.(Thought El Matador thinks he is.)

Professional & Personal Background

Shakes is the youngest and the lead striker for the Super League's well-known team, Supa Strikas. Shakes is an African football player who is determined to get his team at the top, and for them to stay there. Shakes is best known for his key move, the "bicycle kick" and the Knuckleball, and other great achievements.

Shakes is formerly from Soweto, in the area of Johannesburg. He is the son of the previous football player for Supa Strikas, Jomo (who wore the same jersey number that his son has at present, #10). Shakes is close and childhood friends with Spenza, who is always keeping a look-out for any sign of trouble during a match. His relationships towards each of his teammates are indeed well, especially with El MatadorTwisting Tiger, Klaus and others as well.


Shakes seems friendly and an open minded guy who always helped his friends whenever they are in need. Despite these traits, he can also be analytical and cautious, always keep a close eye on his rivals. He does not harbor any hatred towards his opposite teams but he did dislike Skarra's attempt to flunk his teammates almost every time they play.

Shakes also tends to be playful, such as during the time the whole team got into a movie called 'Strike Team' and they all went pre occupied for a while. He also sometimes tends to be in trouble, but always got solve the case as he always repay them by winning the game.

Shakes also seem gentle when he approach his friends. He gave some good advice to Klaus and always tolerate with Klaus's bizarre belief despite being a few years younger than himself. He also manage to be patient with El Matador's attitude and helped him despite the latter often though about himself.


Supa Strikas FC

He had a good time working and always been helpful to his team. His friendships with his teammates are always good and equal as they all tend to work together to be the best.


Shakes had been a good shot for the game and sometimes often got himself into trouble. Despite his talent, Coach was also concerned and strict to his players, benching them either they are in no condition or disobeying his orders. Shakes respected him and often make amends by winning the game and made him proud. Coach seems fond of him due to him befriended his father back in his youth.

His Parents

There are no details about it but by the way we can tell, he had a close bond with them and was devastated over his father's death in his childhood times. Which was a prominent reason why he was into sports as he wanted to maintain his father's reputation to his club.

His Rivals

There are some equal good and bad among them. For example, he can get along with Riano, Miko Chen, Chuck T Chipperson, Don Aldo, and Liquido( outside the football world) but not with Johann Uber and especially Skarra. They often try to sabotage the club and he was always targeted for their schemes.


He and Shakes always seen to be bitter and competitive against one another. According to the rumors, Skarra was Shakes former bestfriend. However, when Shakes was debriefed about it with the press, it was revealed that he had known him since his childhood days and Skarra was always seen to be picking fights with him. Skarra may be resentful towards Shakes success and was relentless about wanting him ruin. In the comic series, the two were seen too bitter and often being hostile whenever they meet. In the animated series, however, Shakes tends to put up with Skarra's behaviour by ignoring him and focused on his goals. He never showed hatred towards anyone, he just resented that Skarra always try to use dirty tactics to win.


In both the comic & animated series, Shakes always appears as the young striker with black spiky hair. He owns a pair of red Strikas boots and is always seen wearing his jersey when out on the field or during practice. He is also average muscular built due to the hardcore training he had before and after he enter the club. However, there are some times when he was seen wearing casual clothes during his free time or hanging out with his friends.


Shakes is one of the many talented football players in the Super League and is a quick learner. He can think out a game strategy as well as solve puzzling mysteries, despite being caught and put through disaster from his rivals but still managed to win the game. He also seems to be observant of his game.


  • He is the reference to Wayne Rooney, who is able to do Shakes' special move, the "bicycle kick" and has the same jersey number.
  • He is the youngest player in his club, and possibly in the Super League, besides Skarra.
  • He was always warm up to make new friends.
  • His maturity side was when he tolerate his friends attitudes and rivals and how he handle the case.
  • He has a fear of attaining his father's reputation and have to maintain his position no matter what.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.