Khumalo goes on loan again

2011-07-05 08:51

Johannesburg - According to the British football media, Tottenham Hotspur are planning to send Bongani Khumalo out on loan again.

The South African international defender is yet to play a game for Spurs, and after kicking his heels on the sidelines he was sent on loan to Championship side Preston North End last season.

Unfortunately Khumlao was injured during his loan spell, and could help PNE stave off relegation.

He returned to White Hart Lane hoping to find a place in Spurs boss Harry Redknapp's plans for the season, but it seems the former SuperSport United players is still not deemed ready for the EPL.

Both Khumlao and his fellow Spurs defender Jake Livermore will now be sent to Scottish champions Glasgow Rangers  for a season-long loan.

"I met with the Rangers chairman. They are looking for some loans and I mentioned a couple if they were interested," Redknapp is quoted as saying in the Daily Mail.

"We have Jake Livermore and Bongani, he was at the World Cup. He needs to get some experience but will do well I’m sure."

Rangers have a South African connection. Their former skipper Richard Gough, who played there for over 10 years, grew up in Johannesburg and started his professional career at Wits University.

Soccer Laduma

  • Aldrich - 2011-07-05 09:18

    Well done Harry - this is how you manage a player - Bongs will go on to captain Spurs in my opinion

  • Kerr - 2011-07-05 09:22

    Harry Redknapp knows what he is doing, and therefore I think Bongani going to Rangers will be good for his career... Interesting fact: before David Beckham broke into the Man U 1st team, Sir Alex sent him on loan as well (also to Preston) as he felt the Beckham was not yet ready for the big time, and look how well that turned out. Harry Redknapp is the second most experienced manager behind Sir Alex, so I trust his judgement completely. And there are dfinitely worse places in the world to go on loan at than Rangers! Patience Bongani, Patience. You'll get your break at Spurs.

  • Ephraim Bogopa - 2011-07-05 09:37

    South african players must remain here in SA, not rush to international leagues. I hope Katlego mphela is also learning something from Khumalo. This international FC teams are killing South African talent. Dr. Khosa said they must consider to play here in SA. Now Khumalo didn't kick the ball since the world cup. He must come back and play for sundowns, Motsepe can pay him more than what Spurs was initially promising.

      GHT - 2011-07-05 11:52

      He could have injured himself in the PSL too you know. And to be fair, Champioship football is still competitive.

      LUFC - 2011-07-05 18:20

      "Didnt kick a ball since the world cup"? He played about 4 games for PNE. Ephraim if you think the PSL is stronger than the championship then you are delusional. Get Pirates to face Leeds. It'll still be a Leeds victory. Thats PSL champions vs championship football.

      TypicalDarkie - 2011-07-06 08:40

      @LUFC I may have no delusions about the quality of football between PSL and EPL, theirs is of a far higher standard, but Pirates would whip Leeds any day, this coming from a Chiefs supporter,

  • veryhandsome - 2011-07-05 09:42

    Lets hope he dont end up like the other one hit wonders Mbulelo Mabizela when he went to spurs and got a big head. khumalo looks like he is intelligent enough

  • matubeng - 2011-07-05 10:02

    @Ephraim Bogopa- Bongani will do well in England if he follows Harry Redknapp's recommendations, like Kerr I also value his judgement. He obviously see something in Bongani, and get it clear Ephraim, Harry doesn't say Bongani is a failure but needs to be ready for EPL. We can all see how far is English football, it is just evident from what we see on TV every weekend. Katlego is a reject of French league, and his behaviour still shows he needs more of self discipline. Unfortunately he is very old to be taught how to conduct himself as a professional football player.

      Ephraim Bogopa - 2011-07-05 11:46

      Good comments Matubeng, but i hate it when big teams like totten are killing local talent. e.g Jimmy Tau is playing a good football and is a regular player fro Chiefs. I am senior SA citizen who support each and every local initiative. We can't afford to send our players to overseas for cleaning the bench, our players must play and start 80% of their games. otherwise the local big 3 must start to pay the players the same amount like Fulham, Sundeland, leeds, Newcatsle and other middle size teams.

      TypicalDarkie - 2011-07-06 08:44

      Ephraim u made a good point there, our local teams should start paying the players the same as the overseas teams are offering that would help in the problem faced of players rushing overseas for bigger contracts, and we should also look at the quality of our league, if we can improve on the standard of last seasons league which was the best we have seen in years we are heading in the right direction...

      RacingShark - 2011-07-07 14:26

      I agree with Ephraim, we need to improve the quality pf our league. Brazil and Argentina foortball leagues are among the best in the world and top clubs from these leagues will give mid table EPL clubs a lesson. Consider the fact that these football teams are often not as financially powerfull as our own Big3 but can produce high quality football players and play at the highest level internationally. But PSL teams should also make an effort to play in CAF champions league etc

  • myjdjames - 2011-07-05 10:13

    STOP whining and being so negative people. Rangers is a top club and it will do wonders for him. I think its a great move. He may even get Champions League with Rangers (Where Spurs Missed Out) after they play TWO qualifying rounds in order to reach the group stage. The opponent will be revealed 20\07. and the game held on July 26/27, with the second leg taking place on August 2/3. Added to that, Rangers will be top seeds for both rounds (avoiding fourth placed teams in England, Italy, France, Germany and Spain.) So its really exciting for him and I wish him all the best especially since Rangers is a team i support In Scotland!

      Superdude - 2011-07-05 12:43

      Agreed, he will get champions league football, even if its at the qualifying stage, and end up playing in the Europa Cup. He will also get to play consistently in front of 40,000 football mad Glaswegians who will reward him if he tries hard week in and week out. He will only grow as a player from this experience...good on him and good luck

      LUFC - 2011-07-05 18:21

      It is a very good move although the standard of scottish football is pretty bad. Newcastle sent Fraser Forster on loan to celtic all season and at the end, Pardew claimed that we havent learnt much due to the low standards haha/

      Alexandra - 2011-07-05 21:36

      The response from Rangers to this claim from Harry was that they nothing about it.Doubt he will come here unless it is to make up the numbers in the squad.He certainly wont make the starting 11 and he needs to go and prove himself in the lower English Divisions.Dont think Harry fancies him and is trying to offload him.Spurs only took him on because of the constant pleading of Gary Mabbut.

  • Obama Bin Laden - 2011-07-05 10:14

    And another Bantwana "star" comes crashing back down to earth

      ulstersaffa - 2011-07-05 11:48

      dude, why do you comment on football when you know nothing! he hasnt come crashing down, european football is harder, more physical and quicker then here. has hasnt crashed, he is only starting. they realise he needs to get that first team experience that he wont get at spurs so they loan him out just like all stars of the future. they are actually looking after him after they admitted they made mistakes with mabizila. he is a very clever on and off the pitch and he is happy to bide his time. I dont like the title of this article, making it out like like it is a negative thing that he is loaned out again, when it is a good thing, if you read skysports story on this, they are making it like it is a good thing for him, spurs and rangers.

  • Thunukenenxe - 2011-07-05 10:19

    Celtic is not a bad team anyway, gud luck bongs. I think there is something wrong with this bin laden idiot, his comments do not worth responses.

      Thunukenenxe - 2011-07-05 15:12

      I meant Rangers

  • ulstersaffa - 2011-07-05 10:53

    he will get CL experience, harry has said he see's him as a big player for the future. if our players play in the PSL they will never get international experience, that will mean our players in the national side will never have that valued experience when playing in world cups etc... our players arent used to playing in packed staduim week in and out like you do in europe. and lets be honest, our league isnt the best, our best teams can never challange for the African CL. if we start winning the CL, i will then say we have the best league in africa. if our players are good enough they will make it overseas and our national team will get better.

      Tshifhiwa Raedani - 2011-07-05 11:19

      Agreed, it takes a lot to play in the EPL.....there are many more non-South African players who are struggling to break into the first teams in England.....So looking at the standard of our league, i say send these players on loan anywhere in europe...just not useless team...Rangers is a team that could actually compete in the EPL successfully,so Go Bongs, Gudluck....

  • Obama Bin Laden - 2011-07-05 11:27

    I guess this makes him a loan star. Ha Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha !!!!!!!

  • Timothy Dardis - 2011-07-05 11:42

    Nothing wrong with going to Glasgow Rangers. They are of the highest profile in the SPL and get Champions League football. It would be a very good stepping stone to securing a fulltime spot at Spurs. Possibly during this season still if Bongani is on form.

  • LUFC - 2011-07-05 18:19


  • Alexandra - 2011-07-05 21:30

    HaHaHa. 'Arry is trying to offload these 2. The response from Rangers was that they nothing about either going to Ibrox and besides neither has any chance of getting in the starting 11.Khumalo first has to prove himself in perhaps the Championship before he can dream of playing for the Scottish Champions.As for Spurs he can forget it.The only reason he is there is because Gary Mabbut pushed it with them last year.'Arry never wanted him and took him on to keep the peace.Maybe they will bring him to South Africa and try and offload him to a local team.

      ulstersaffa - 2011-07-06 13:00

      ALexandra you clearly not a blue nose. He will make starting lineup for the Gers, I will welcome his signing, he is good enough and has loads of potential. Spurs wanted him because they know he can make it, but only time will tell.

  • Alexandra - 2011-07-06 15:38

    Ulster saffa - Not a Bluenose? How about season ticket holder in the Govan.Rangers have a bid in for Cuellar of Aston Villa plus we have Bougherra and Weir with Bartley either signing or back on loan.Why do we need an untried and unproven 24 year old who has only played in a poor League? Spurs are trying to offload this guy no matter all the nice words from Del boy 'Arry.Maybe Septic will take him on.They have 2 donkeys at CB.

      Alexandra - 2011-07-06 21:56

      ulstersaffa - Sooper Ally on TV tonight saying he knows nothing about Khumalo and Livermore coming to Ibrox but he will speak to Harry.He has other targets but not those two.He wants King Carlos back at the Brox to keep the new signing Juanma happy.

  • RacingShark - 2011-07-07 14:18

    Harry is one of the best Managers in The EPL but he waistful when it comes to youth players. Bongani will most likely leave spurs for another club. Super talented youngsters struggle to make the first team

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