bongani khumalo - fact file

2011 -         defender

FULL NAME :   BONGANI SANDILE KHUMALO

 

Born on 6th January 1986 in Manzini, Swaziland.

Height : -  1.88m  (6' 2")

Weight : -  - kgs    (st lbs)

 
Having made a good impression in his performances for South Africa in the 2010 World Cup in his home country, Spurs made an early move to take the SuperSport United defender on trial and then agree to sign him in the January 2011 transfer window.

The strapping central defender, who can also play right back, was brought over to test him out against the Spurs players in training and he stood up to the challenge, with Spurs persuading their sporting partner club to release him for a fee of 1.5 million.

Bongani could have been playing in the Premier League much earlier, as he was with Arcadia Shepherds in the Milk Cup tournament in Northern Ireland, where he was spotted by Chelsea and Manchester United as a 16 year old, but his mother made sure he completed his exams before taking up a career in football.  In fact, he was still undertaking his studies when his club won the South African title in 2007, with his degree examinations after the season ended.

With three consecutive league titles lead to the SuperSport United captain's inclusion in the South Africa squad for the World Cup in their own country and he was an ever-present as his country went out in the group stages, but not before beating France 2-1, with Khumalo scoring one of the goals.

Looked like he was not going to be in the frame when he went out on loan to Preston North End (where he got injured), Reading (where he didn't get many games), then for the season to Greek side AEK Athens in 2012-13 before going out to Doncaster Rovers for the following campaign.  Returned to Spurs and had a knee operation, settling for a place as a mentor to younger players in the Under-21 side before being offered the chance to go on loan until the end of the season with League One Colchester United.

 

 

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Career Record
 
Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
Arcadia Shepherds (South Africa) ?? ?? ??  ?? ??
University of Pretoria (South Africa) ?? ?? ??  50 4
SuperSport United (South Africa) ?? ?? ??  81 8
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR January 2011 1,500,000 ??  ?? ??
Preston North End ?? Loan ??  ?? ??
Reading ?? Loan ??  ?? ??
PAOK Athens (Greece) ?? Loan ??  ?? ??
Doncaster Rovers 31st July 2013 Loan ??  ?? ??
Colchester United 14th March 2015 Loan 17th March 2015 v Yeovil Town (League One) (home)  won 2-0 ?? ??
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Career Record
Arcadia Shepherds (South Africa)
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
Other appearances; goals
SuperSport United (South Africa) 
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
Other appearances; goals
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals
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- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals

Honours
South Africa international
19 full caps;  1 goal   (up to 16.01.2011)
Under-21 caps; goals
- Cup winners medal 19---

Milestones
- appearance

           

 

What they said about Bongani Khumalo
South African national team coach Pitso Mosimane ...  28.10.2010 (BBC website)

"This move will only help Bongani grow more and in return it will benefit South Africa ."

SuperSport United chairman Khulu Sibaya ...  28.10.2010 (BBC website)

"Bongani has been an exceptional player for SuperSport. Everyone at the club wishes him well at Tottenham ."

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