Bafana star training at Spurs

2011-06-28 12:44

Johannesburg - South African international defender Bongani Khumalo is back in training with English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.

A successful pre-season is vital to Khumalo's hopes of making the big-time at Spurs in the upcoming season.

Bafana Bafana fans are convinced that the former SuperSport United man has the talent and the temperament to make it in European top-flight football. So it was somewhat disappointing when he was shipped out on loan by Spurs to Preston North End last season.

It was even more disappointing for Preston fans, who were excited that a player of Khumalo's calibre had arrived to help them in their fight against relegation, only for the defender to injure himself as the club went down.

Khumalo is now proceeding full steam ahead with rehabilitation at Tottenham's training ground Spurs Lodge, and he told the London club's official website he is looking sharp and to the future.

“I worked hard at Spurs with all the coaches, got used to the environment, the players and conditions and it was great to get a test of all I’d learned at Preston," Khumalo said.

“I did all I could, but my loan spell was cut short through injury.

“Everything’s on track," he added, reflecting on the broken toe which cut his loan deal short.

“I’ve been running again and that felt good. I’ve missed that feeling! I’m getting stronger and stronger and building up my fitness again.”

Soccer Laduma

  • RSA - 2011-06-28 12:54

    Keep it up bud!

  • peter the gr - 2011-06-28 12:58

    training at spurs. . . . yes. Playing at spurs. . . . no.

  • Obama Bin Laden - 2011-06-28 13:04

    he'll be home soon. training with men now, not boys. or should that be abantwanas

  • contributor - 2011-06-28 13:42

    Com' on Peter and Obama, the man needs all the support he can get. Spoil sports!!

      peter the gr - 2011-06-28 14:08

      Our support wont help him very much, I'm afraid. It's reallity, he just wont cut it. It's sad but true. None of the SA players will. That's a fact. Sorry man.

      nangamso1 - 2011-06-28 15:02

      @ Peter u must be smoking something.

  • YES - 2011-06-28 14:01

    The recovery must be hailed. It's good for the country, in particular, his fans. Like many others before him, he will rise from the adversity. Wish him well.

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-06-28 14:10

    BK is gonna SA's biggest export, I tell you ! Watch our future captain at Spurs..

  • shabzinho - 2011-06-28 14:56

    Peter peter peter. there were many SA players that made it big in Europe (Pienaar, Radebe are legends)

  • Harold - 2011-06-28 15:04

    This guy has talent. With the way Spurs play (they spend more time attacking than defending) he will flourish under Harry.

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