Sibusiso Khumalo played last weekend for South Africa against Zambia in the second leg of the 2018 Chan qualifier. It was the right-back’s sixth international cap. The Glamour Boy is ready for Wednesday’s Absa Premiership fixture against SuperSport United: “We want to set the record straight.”
Khumalo is back from Zambia and was seen working hard at training at the Village on Monday. He’s now completely focused on Wednesday’s assignment against Matsatsantsa.
“We dominated our match against them in the MTN8 quarterfinal,” Khumalo says about the 1-0 loss to SuperSport ten days ago. “We know how they play. We were supposed to win the first game and we will definitely make amends on Wednesday. We are eying the three points.”
The 27-year-old delivered a fine performance for Bafana Bafana against Chipolopolo, despite the 2-0 loss. South Africa only drew 2-2 at home and, because of this, failed to qualify for the African Nations Championship (Chan).
Khumalo was joined in South Africa’s starting line-up in Zambia by his fellow Amakhosi teammates, Bruce Bvuma, Dumsani Zuma and Kgotso Moleko, who made his South African national team debut. Sadly, the 17-year-old Wiseman Meyiwa, who came on in last week’s draw against Zambia, didn’t leave the bench this time.
“We created a lot of chances,” Khumalo reflects on the Bafana Bafana clash, “but we failed to convert. The environment was good and we played well. Even the Zambian fans applauded our attacking movements a few time. It just wasn’t to be and that’s a disappointment.”
Kaizer Chiefs host SuperSport United in their first Absa Premiership fixture at home this season at FNB Stadium on Wednesday, 23 August (kick-off at 19:30). It promises to be an enthralling encounter, which no Amakhosi supporter would want to miss out on.
Tickets for the game are sold at Computicket and Shoprite/Checkers outlets nationally at a cost of R40.