Doctor Khumalo Profile
Doctor Khumalo (Theophilus Doctorson Khumalo) was born on 26th June 1967 in Soweto, South Africa. He is a South African retired football player and the assistant coach for Kaizer Chiefs.
Doctor Khumalo Career
In 1984 he started playing soccer with Swallows Reserves, he then went to Kaizer Chiefs, where he initially played for the junior team. In 1985 he was promoted to the senior team, when he started a game against arch rivals Orlando Pirates.
In 1995 he signed with FIFA agent Marcelo Houseman who first took him to Argentinian club Ferro Carril Oeste for six months, while in 1996 he played for the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer.
He made his international debut in 1992 after the re-admission of South Africa to FIFA. He was to be a member of the South African squad for its first official international match in July 1992 against Cameroon. South Africa won the match 1–0, due to a penalty scored by Khumalo.
He represented South African national team at the 1996 African Nations Cup. He also represented South Africa in the 1998 Football World Cup. Throughout his whole international career, he played for South Africa 50 times (twice as captain), scoring nine goals making him the 13th most capped South African footballer.
One of Doctor Khumalo’s most memorable games was perhaps the 1996 Mandela Cup match, where South Africa (Bafana Bafana) played against Brazil. Phil Masinga scored the first goal from Doctor Khumalo’s corner kick. Khumalo then scored the second goal to make the score 2–0 in favour of the South Africans. Unfortunately for Bafana, Brazil came back in the second half, scoring three goals, to win the encounter 3–2.
He retired as a football player in 2002 and then in 2004 as a player-coach. Since 2004, Khumalo served as a television soccer commentator and presenter, being named afterwards South African Under-17 national coach.
He has a SAFA Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 coaching licences, an English Football Association licence which he got in 2005 and a UEFA B licence through the German Football Federation in 2007. He previously worked as head coach for the Kaizer Chiefs Under-17 team and together with Khuse. He is the assistant coach for Kaizer Chiefs.
Doctor Khumalo Acting Career
Khumalo made his film acting debut with the German/South African production Themba. He plays himself as the coach of the under 21s. The movie is about Themba, a young and ambitious football youth, who is faced with poverty, AIDS and violence, but eventually makes his way on to the South African national team. The film is based on a novel by Lutz van Dijk and premiered at the Berlinale 2010.
Doctor Khumalo Awards
- In 1992 he was voted South African Footballer of the Year, he was selected
Doctor Khumalo Age
He was born on 26th June 1967.
Doctor Khumalo wife – Doctor Khumalo Family
In 2007 Doctor Khumalo married Blanche Garises and they have four children, Theonada Livin Khumalo, Diego Khumalo, Carl Khumalo and Troy Khumalo.
Doctor Khumalo’s Daughter
Doctor Khumalo’s daughter, Theonada Livin Khumalo died in hospital after being involved in a car crash.
Doctor Khumalo Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Doctor Khumalo Salary
This information will be updated.
Doctor Khumalo Latest News
Baroka FC chairperson Khurishi Mphahlele has hinted that technical director Doctor Khumalo could be in line for a long stay at the club having impressed management since his arrival in August.
The legend of South African football was expected to take over the coaching job when Bakgaga parted ways with Kgoloko Thobejane, but Mphahlele says Khumalo has his eyes only on his responsibilities.
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“He has brought a lot of changes,” Mphahlele told KickOff. “When you look at the way the team is playing, you will see that we are not like last year.
“We play with shape and we can defend now. We are very happy with what he is doing and we would be glad to keep him for more seasons.”
Khumalo has also been praised for helping the likes of Gift Motupa and Talent Chawaphiwa to rediscover their best form in recent weeks.
Meanwhile, Mphahlele also stated that Baroka have decided to give assistant coach MacDonald Makhubedu a chance to prove himself at the helm.
“He (Makhubedu) has the rest of the season to prove that he can be a boss,” the Bakgaga chief added.
“The CVs have been coming. They were coming even when Kgoloko was still here. That is not a problem for us.
“Makhubedu still has his job as an assistant, but if he is ready to be the man in charge, then we will give him a chance to show us.”