Doc Khumalo Benefit Banquet
Doc Khumalo Benefit Banquet

Posted in News on Nov 12, 2001.

Legendary Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana mainstay Doctor Khumalo's Benefit Year programme moves up a gear with a formal dinner to be held at Caesars Casino on November 21.

Costs for the Benefit Banquet will be R855 per seat or R8 550 per table of 10. Click here to download the invitation form.

The evening will be filled with Doc himself, Kaizer Chiefs maestro Kaizer Motaung, Clive Barker and Neil Tovey reminisce about Khumalo’s illustrious soccer career, the famous 1996 African Cup of Nations and SA football in general.

Since his debut for Amakhosi in 1987, Khumalo has become a household name throughout South Africa and the African continent. The dynamic and popular Khumalo, who recently earned his 50th cap for Bafana Bafana, has been thrilling crowds for more that 14 years and is still a key player for Amakhosi.

In his glittering career, Doc has won almost every honour on offer including three league titles, 13 cup wins and the 1992 footballer of the year award after a magnificent season with the Phefeni Glamour Boys.

The November 21 banquet is a unique opportunity to meet Doc Khumalo and hear first-hand about his life. The evening to be driven by popular soccer commentator and international journalist Mark Gleeson, includes a visual overview of the highlights of his career, tributes by Doc’s friends and mentors in soccer.

The Doctor Khumalo Benefit Year started last year in November as an honour to Amakhosi’s longest serving player. Recently in England, Ryan Giggs of Manchester United had a testimonial game against Celtic as an honour for his long service with the Red Devils.

Khumalo’s programme started with a 5-a-side tournament at Milo Park and a record crowd of over 4000 witnessed some of the former soccer legends like Ace Ntsoelengoe reliving the magic moments of yesteryear.

The second round of the Benefit Years went to Durban where a music concert was held at Absa Stadium and artists like Mandoza, Lundi and Soul Brothers joined in the celebrations for a South African soccer legend.

A Doctor Khumalo Benefit magazine was also published and over 20 000 copies have been sold so far. Momentous Sports Corporation, the organisers of the Benefit Year, said the success of the magazine was largely due to the loyalty of the Amakhosi supporters and their passion for the club and its players.

Khumalo has also pledged to donate 10 percent of the total profit to a charity organisation of his choice.

The final event will be a soccer match against a team yet to be confirmed. The date and venue will also be announced in due course.

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