Tottenham Hotspur fans react on Twitter to Bongani Khumalo's move to Colchester United

The cult figure from South Africa will never make that elusive Tottenham appearance.

In January 2011 Tottenham Hotspur snapped up then 24-year-old South African centre back Bongani Khumalo from Supersport United. The defender had impressed the previous summer for Bafana Bafana at their home World Cup - even scoring in their 2-1 victory against France.

It seemed an interesting buy and Spurs fans were hopeful that the new arrival would go on to be a hit at White Hart Lane.

Of course that was not the case.

Khumalo has been out on loan four times since being with the club, to Preston North End, Reading, PAOK Salonika and Doncaster Rovers. However, in his four years at White Hart Lane, he has never made a competitive appearance.

The last time he featured in a match-day squad for Spurs was way back in April 2012 for a fixture against QPR in the Premier League.

Nowadays the 28-year-old is a regular overage player in the Tottenham under-21s squad, often captaining the side. In the week he made the news for keeping Radamel Falcao quiet in an under-21 clash.

It seems that stirred the memory of his existence in the mind of Colchester United manager Tony Humes, because The U’s signed him on loan today.


Needless to say Tottenham fans are generally devastated at the news. Despite his apparent lack of ability he has become a cult figure for Spurs - perhaps for the elusive nature that shrouds the lesser-spotted Khumalo in such mystery and intrigue.

Now, with his contract expiring in the summer, it looks like Tottenham fans will never get to see Khumalo in action for the club.








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