‘Boyzzz’ may follow Otieno back to SA


However, unlike the tall former Santos player who has been at Cleveland City Stars for less than a season, Khumalo tells KickOff.com that he has not put much effort in making this idea a reality.

The United States Second Division (USL-2) ended recently and will take a recess of about nine months, a development that got the award-winning Pittsburgh Riverhounds player to contemplating a loan move.

“My season is over and I was thinking about maybe coming to play in South Africa on a loan deal. However, right now I am working on the Bahludi Ka Kitso charity project to help kids get scholarships,” says the former Alexandra United star.

Khumalo adds that he is thrilled at being named among the best 22 players in the USL-2.

“It feels good to be named one of the best players in the league. To me it means all my hard work during the season paid off.

“We started the campaign slowly but ended it strongly. We could have done better during the season, but things didn’t go our way. Nonetheless, that’s how football is. You win some and you lose some.”

The Soweto-born player, who left South Africa at the age of 16 on a scholarship, ended the campaign with six goals to his name.

‘Boyzzz’ did spend part of the 2007- 2008 season in South Africa playing for Vodacom League Alexandra United under former coach Farouk Khan. The team is associated to the Stars of Africa Football Academy.