Bon­gani Khu­malo

Back at Su­per­Sport United for a third spell, the well-trav­elled de­fender opens up about his ex­pe­ri­ences in Europe and the chal­lenges of read­just­ing to PSL foot­ball.

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Goal­keeper: Itume­leng Khune

Itu is close to Wayne Roberts, and what stands out for me is his shot-stop­ping abil­ity and dis­tri­bu­tion. His dis­tri­bu­tion is one of the best in the world – when I played with him he had gave the back four great con­fi­dence.

Cen­tre-back: Joas Magolego

Joas was a cen­tre-back and de­spite the fact that he was my com­pe­ti­tion, he taught me a lot and I will al­ways be grate­ful for that. He was com­fort­able on the ball. Com­ing from Cape Town Spurs, I used to play the long ball a lit­tle bit too much and he taught me the Sundowns way of play­ing from the back.

Mid­fielder: Isaac Shai

Isaac had a cul­tured left foot and could play at both left-back and left wing. He was an un­der­rated player and I was al­ways sur­prised that he and Michael Manzini never got more Bafana Bafana caps. He was a good team player and con­trib­uted to the three league wins in a row at Sundowns.

Mid­fielder: Roger Feutmba

A left-footed mid­fielder, Roger never used his right foot. He had good vi­sion – if you give him a ball in mid­field un­der pres­sure, he would find a way to get out of it.

For­ward: Siyabonga Nomvethe

When he starts to run at you, Siyabonga is un­stop­pable – he will fin­ish you. He is good in the air and an all-round striker. He is the only South African player from the 2000 Olympic Games that is still play­ing.

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