Doctor Khumalo Biography – Doctor Khumalo Profile
Doctor Khumalo also known as “16 valve” is a South African retired football player and the assistant coach for Kaizer Chiefs. He is well known for being a star midfielder for the South African national team, Bafana Bafana as well as for Kaizer Chiefs.
Doctor Khumalo Age
He was born on 26th June 1967 in Soweto, South Africa. He is 51 years old as of 2018.
Doctor Khumalo Family
He is the son of Eliakim “Pro” Khumalo, a renowned player of the 1970s and early 1980s, who served as his mentor.
Doctor Khumalo Wife
He is married to Namibian beauty queen Blanche Garises since 2017. The couple has four children, Theonada Livin Khumalo, Diego Khumalo, Carl Khumalo and Troy Khumalo.
Doctor Khumalo’s Daughter
Doctor Khumalo’s daughter, Theonada Livin Khumalo died on July 12, 2017 in hospital after being involved in a car crash.
Doctor Khumalo Career
He began his soccer career in 1984 playing soccer Swallows Reserves, before joining 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 the 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.
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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 Net Worth – Doctor Khumalo Salary
He has an estimated net worth of $5 million which he has earned through his football career. Khumalo has however never disclosed how much he earns.
Doctor Khumalo Awards
- In 1992 he was voted South African Footballer of the Year, he was selected
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Doctor Khumalo Latest News
Sundowns midfielder Themba Zwane delighted to be compared to Doctor Khumalo
The Masandawana creative midfielder has expressed his excitement as some believe that he plays like the Kaizer Chiefs legend
Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Themba Zwane says he is humbled to hear people comparing him to Bafana Bafana legend Doctor Khumalo.
Although he acknowledged the comparison, the skilful midfielder said he still has a long way to go before reaching the levels of the man also known as ’16V”.
“I am delighted to hear people comparing me to Doctor, but for me I have not reached that level as yet. I still have to work very hard so that I can grow,” Zwane told reporters as quoted by Isolezwe.
Zwane previously worked with former Bafana coach Clive Barker at Mpumalanga Black Aces between 2013 and 2014, and because of his silky skills, ‘The Dog’ said Zwane reminds him of the ex-Amakhosi dribbling wizard.
“I hope one day I will be able to reach that level,” said Zwane.
With Zwane having been one of the most important figures in the national team, he was ruled out of the 2019 Caf African Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya last month.
The former Black Aces attacker sustained a toe injury during their MTN8 Cup semi-final clash against Cape Town City which also cost him a place in Bafana’s back-to-back matches against Seychelles.
Speaking about his injury setback, the Tembisa-born player said he is feeling good and vowed he will be back to his best.
“The injury has derailed my Bafana ambitions, but I am back now and I feel strong and ready to compete,” he continued.
Moreover, Sundowns is the only team in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) that is yet to lose a match, but they are yet to find their consistency which made them title contenders in the past few seasons.
Pitso Mosimane’s men have played seven PSL matches and have two wins, five draws and no loss so far, and Zwane admits that they have struggled.
“It is true that we did not start the season on a high note, but we are used to that because we know we will get things right and that is a fact because we are winning titles,” he concluded.
Adopted from: www.goal.com