Doctor Khumalo will go down in history as a legend for club and country, with the midfield man making a name for himself at Kaizer Chiefs and shining for Bafana Bafana.
The former Amakhosi star turns half a century old today as he celebrates his 50th birthday today, over 30 years since he made his debut in the gold and black back in 1987.
Khumalo was the man who, in 1992, scored South Africa’s first goal since readmission into FIFA, and four years later – in 1996 – set up Mark Williams for the winning goal in the African Cup of Nations final.
He won numerous personal and team awards during the length of his career, including the Mandela Cup in 2001 and the South African Footballer of the Year in 2002, securing his place as one of the best the country has ever produced.
For Kaizer Chiefs:
Games – 397
Goals – 75
For Bafana Bafana:
Games – 50
Goals – 9
Games – 32
Goals – 6