2022 FIFA World Cup: Bafana Bafana Legend Doctor Khumalo Disturbed by the Lack of PSL Players in Qatar

2022 FIFA World Cup: Bafana Bafana Legend Doctor Khumalo Disturbed by the Lack of PSL Players in Qatar

Keba Mothoagae
November 18, 2022 at 2:20 PM
  • The Premier Soccer League will not have a single player participating in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar
  • Richard Ofori could not make Ghana's squad for the tournament, having been forced out because of a cruelly timed injury
  • This has seen Bafana Bafana legend Doctor Khumalo take aim at those connected to the league because of the mediocrity that is afoot

Not one player currently plying their trade in the Premier Soccer League will set foot in Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Richard Ofori, Orlando Pirates goalkeeper, was set to form part of Ghana's squad out in the Middle East but was forced to withdraw because of a late-hour injury.

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Doctor Khumalo has criticised PSL players for not being ambitious enough to have made it to Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Image source: @KaizerChiefs & Getty Images.
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According to Sunday World, this has seen Bafana Bafana legend Doctor Khumalo place the albatross around the necks of the players locally.

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"We had Richard Ofori going, but he did not make the final squad. We cannot really blame the DStv Premiership. This has nothing to do with them. They are just there to provide a platform for the players to play."

Khumalo believes the players must answer as to why they are not at the World Cup, while other countries raise their game so they can feature at the Mundial.

"We must not look far, but look at the players and ourselves. The clubs provide everything for the players. They provide the fields, the boots and the balls."

In June, an annoyed Khumalo wrote for Soccer Laduma demanding that other clubs start seriously challenging Mamelodi Sundowns, citing the lack of competition as a reason for local football's continued decline.

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Significantly, the day will be remembered for Siphiwe Tshabalala's 55th-minute thunderbolt, to put Bafana Bafana in the lead over El Tri. What makes the goal is Peter Drury's commentary to describe the goosebump-inducing moment.

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