Khumalo returns to South Africa squad
South Africa coach Gordon Igesund recalled former captain and
England-based defender Bongani Khumalo on Tuesday as the 2010 World
Cup host country hangs on to slim hopes of making the 2014
Khumalo returned to the Bafana Bafana squad having last played
at the African Cup in February and after missing all his country’s
World Cup qualifiers this year.
Igesund said the return of Khumalo, who is on loan at Doncaster
Rovers from Tottenham, meant he had the ”strongest possible
squad” for the final qualifying group game against Botswana on
Sept. 7. To make Africa’s decisive 10-team World Cup playoffs,
South Africa needs to beat Botswana and hope that Ethiopia drops
points to Central African Republic.
Igesund said ”I am confident we will beat Botswana with the
team I have chosen.”