South Africa and former Kaizer Chiefs legend Doctor Khumalo, has confirmed that he has received and accepted an invitation to feature in an international match to mark the 50th anniversary Independent celebrations of Equatorial Guinea.
The match, scheduled to take place in the capital Malabo on October 10, will involve mainly former African stars that have won the African Cup of Nations, (even though Malawi’s Ernest Mtawali) has never won any continental medal, against Equatorial Guinea’s legends.
A man who, perhaps due to his boyish and pop star looks made was an instant hit with local followers irrespective of club their affiliations, is still considered a huge draw-card even in his retirement, according to organizers of the event.
“Yes, I have been invited and would be departing for Malabo on Tuesday,” admitted Khumalo. “This type of games are usually the best time to meet and catch up with fellow retired internationals from across the continent and I’m looking forward to the event.”
Khumalo was until recently, Technical Director of Limpopo-based South African Premier League side Baroka, but both parties have parted ways amicably and the SA golden boy is said to be taking it easy while looking for a next venture.
Among other invited guests are former Nigerian striker Daniel “The Bull” Amokachi, former Cameroon goalkeeper Joseph Antoine-Bell, and compatriots Rigobert Song, François Omam Biyik and Geremi Njitap as well as Jean Claude Pagal.
Joseph Antoine Bell
Franscois Omam Biyik
Joseph Desire Job
Jean Claude Pagal
Roudolphe Douala Mbela