Safa not involved in my benefit - Doc
Safa not involved in my benefit - Doc

Posted in News on Apr 06, 2001.

Kaizer Chiefs midfield maestro Doctor Khumalo dismissed reports that the South African Football Association (Safa) was involved or supported him in his benefit year organised by Amakhosi.

Speaking from Durban on Sunday ahead of the music festival, Mtungwa said there must have been a mistake in a Sunday report which said Safa were jointly hosting a concert in honour of Khumalo.

"Safa are not involved at all," said Doc. "They have done absolutely nothing for me and think there was a mistake in that report."

"It is my club Chiefs and the organisers who have going up and down to ensure that this event becomes a reality and I am grateful for that. I must also thank the supporters who have been behind me throughout," he said.

The Durban music festival, to be hosted at the Absa Stadium, features stars like Lebo Mathosa, kwaito star Mdu Masilela, Soul Brothers and many more.

Doc was one of the players honoured by Safa at the Gold Awards at Vodaworld but due to other commitments he could not make it to the awards. Khumalo represented his country 49 times and is just one cap short to reach the half-century.

His current form dictates that it will be difficult for the national selectors to ignore him further.

Bafana coach Carlos Queiroz has pledged his support to players who have shown commitment to the national team in the past. He has even go as far as inviting stalwart Helman "Midnight Express" Mkhalele to camp for the last two games.

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