SuperSport to add one “big” piece to the Puzzle

Gordon Igesund. Photo: Grant Pitcher/Gallo Images

Gordon Igesund. Photo: Grant Pitcher/Gallo Images

SuperSport United are expected to make one “big signing” before the close of the transfer window in August. This is according to the club’s CEO Stan Matthews.

“We are probably going to make one more big signing to beef up our defence,” said Matthews. The Tshwane side has been linked with defender Bongani Khumalo.

Khumalo is one the players wanted by English League One side Doncaster Rovers, but his move is unlikely to go through as he is struggling to get a work permit as he does not fulfil the criteria required by the UK.

Matthews revealed that should they bring Khumalo on board, it will be on a short term basis. Khumalo’s contract at Tottenham Hotspur recently expired and he had been training with Matsatsantsa a Pitori only to keep himself fit.

Khumalo is pressing for a move abroad other than playing in the Absa Premiership.”If he does not have anywhere to go at the end of the transfer window, we wont hasitate to sign him back, but the understanding is that it will be on a short term deal,” he added.

Matthews also warned of Matsatsantsa’s latest addition, New Zealander Michael Boxall who is expected to be in the country anytime from today and is also expected to travel with the squad to Cape Town ahead of this weekend’s Cape Town Cup.

SuperSport take on Premier League side Crystal Palace in the tournament’s opener on Friday evening, with the winner facing the victor in the evening’s other clash between hosts Ajax Cape Town and Portugal’s Sporting Lisbon on Sunday afternoon.

“I think he will be one of the best defenders in the league,” said Matthews. “Everything we have seen about him, his power, his pace, his reading of the game and his no-nonsense approach, I think he is going to be a big hit.”

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