Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana star Bongani Khumalo may be handed his Tottenham Hotspur debut at Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday night.
Khumalo moved to London from SuperSport United at the start of January for a fee believed to be in the region of £1.5m.
The 24-year-old defender has been limited to behind-the-scenes
friendlies as manager Harry Redknapp looks to help him settle into his
However, with Spurs skipper Michael Dawson now suspended due to
his dismissal against Fulham on Sunday and Younes Kaboul, Ledley King
and Jonathan Woodgate all injured, Khumalo may be handed his first taste
of Premier League action by being named in the matchday eighteen for
William Gallas is also said to be carrying a slight injury, so
Khumalo may be thrown straight into the deep end alongside Cameroon
international Sebastien Bassong at Ewood Park.
Spurs are fighting to keep their UEFA Champions League status for
next season and are still involved in this campaign's competition, with
a two-legged showdown with AC Milan on the horizon - something Khumalo
may be involved in should Spurs' injury woes persist