Khumalo misses Hotspur match

What was supposed to be a good Wednesday night on November 4 for the newly signed Tottenham Hotspurs was spoilt by power failure in his residential area.

Khumalo had planned to enjoy the English Premiership match involving Hotspur and Inter Milan, but only to be disappointed by power failure, missing the action-packed clash that saw his designated club which he will be joining at the end of January next year win 3-1 at the end.

The 23 year-old Bafana Bafana’s celebrated defender is expected to move to Hotspur from his current SuperSport club when the transfere window period opens. He will have a lot to prove when he competes for the centre back spot with good players such as William Gallas and Ledley King.

Khumalo, who scored one of the two goals as Bafana beat France 2-1 in the last group match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup which was organised in the country, impressed Spurs manager Harry Redknapp during a two-week spell with the north London side at the end of August.

He said: “I’m very grateful for the opportunity to play for Hotspurs but I realize that there is a lot of hard work ahead of me. I am not sure how easy or difficult it is going to be to settle in with the rest of the tea but I just know that if I want to do well I must work hard and seize every opportunity that comes.

Khumalo made his impression after he was called to the pre- tournament squad during the world cup when his team mate, Morgan Gould suffered a knee injury.

During that time, Tottenham was experiencing the same problems with injuries in central defence with Michael Dawson and Jonathan Woodgate sidelined. Khumalo will be a useful addition to Redknapp’s squad and he is determined to make an impression.

“I think I have the qualities that can benefit the team, both in defence and as a forward with my abilities to score goals. I definitely think Spurs is a quality team with quality players and I am loking forward to be part of their big plans for the future” he said.


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