Bafana Bafana

Doc Khumalo makes Percy Tau comparison with Kgatlana

2018-11-30 12:57
Thembi Kgatlana
Thembi Kgatlana (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana legend Doctor Khumalo believes Banyana Banyana striker Thembi Kgatlana deserves just as much credit as Percy Tau for her performances.

Kgatlana has been in red-hot form for the women's national team, scoring five goals as the side has progressed to the final of the 2018 African Women's Championship to face Nigeria in the final on Saturday in Ghana.

As a result of reaching the final, the Desiree Ellis-coached outfit have also advanced to the women's World Cup tournament which is set to take place in France in 2019.

As such, Khumalo, who won the Africa Cup of Nations with Bafana in 1996, takes the view that the Houston Dash forward deserves plenty of accolades for her performances.

He told Soccer Laduma website: "I recently singled out Percy Tau for the unbelievable performances he put out for Bafana Bafana and I would be failing if I didn't do the same for Thembi Kgatlana, who has been unbelievable, especially in front of goals and is arguably the best player of the tournament so far.

"I'm really happy for Des and wish her and the team all the best. She's achieved so much in a short space of time as I said, and I hope there's more to come from her. Let's embrace our women's football because they're not doing it for themselves.

"We need to take our game to the next level, just like Des and Simphiwe have shown us. We need to celebrate them and learn as much as we can from them because they know what they're doing.

"We also need to continue supporting these guys for the job well done. I'm super proud of Desiree and Simphiwe for making us proud. I hope they continue to succeed and that their success will inspire other young ladies out there to go for their dreams."

 

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