Spurs centre half Bongani Khumalo finally made his first senior start of any kind in Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw with Orlando Pirates and by all accounts, turned in a reasonable performance.
After arriving in the January transfer window, Spurs fans were only able to see him on the subs bench before he was loaned out to Preston. The championship side were impressed with his play before he returned to Tottenham due to injury.
The player himself declared that he was happy with his game, although he is some way from being completely match fit.
“I felt good to get the opportunity and obviously I’m very grateful for that,” he said.
“I was out for the couple of months and now I’ve just started with the pre-season. To be fair, I was alright tonight and I think I did well for the team though I still lack some fitness.”
Earlier this month, it seemed that Khumalo was on his way to Scotland for a loan spell with Rangers but with Jonathan Woodgate having left the club and rumours persisting over a departure for Bassong, perhaps he should be retained in the Spurs squad for the coming season?