Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Bafana Bafana

Bongani Khumalo © Action Images

Khumalo could get lucky break



Bafana Bafana defender Bongani Khumalo should make the bench at least for Tottenham Hotspur in their English FA Cup semifinal against Chelsea at Wembley on Sunday.

An injury crises at centre-half has left manager Harry Redknapp short of options, with only three players available to fill two positions.

Ledley King is a major doubt with his continual knee problems, while Michael Dawson and Younis Kaboul may be out for the rest of the season with knee complaints.

That leaves just William Gallas, veteran New Zealander Ryan Nelson and Khumalo as the fit centre-halves at the club.

Should he get some minutes on the pitch it will be a first appearance for Khumalo in a Tottenham shirt in one of their biggest games in many a season.

It would be slightyly ironic were he to do so, as Steven Pienaar, who would almost certainly have played some part for Spurs in this game had he not gone on loan to Everton, will miss The Toffees Merseyside derby semifinal on Saturday as he is cup-tied.

Pienaar played for Spurs in the third round against Cheltenham Town and therefore is unable to play for another club in the competition this season.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Segun Odegbami
Sunday needs more time
My piece on Chan 2016 last week was not intended to make an excuse for the poor showing of the...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Crucial semis hung on refs' decisions
This week two English Capital One Cup semifinals were decided on mistakes by the referees and their...

Emeka Enyadike
Rwandan fans show how it’s done
One thing that endeared me to African Football growing up in the ‘80s and ‘90s was the full house...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Arsenal take title credentials to Stoke
There are probably better technically but for heart-racing, blood-pumping excitement there is no...