DURBAN – Bafana Bafana and Cape Town City defender Thamsanqa Mkhize is a player in demand - both here at home and much more overseas.
This much was revealed by his club boss John Comitis this week, the Citizens’ chairman revealing that he has fielded a number of calls asking about the fullback’s availability.
The interest in the Cato Ridge-born player is not surprising given the stellar performances he has produced for both club and country in the previous domestic season and the recently-concluded Africa Cup of Nations finals.
Mkhize was so good for City in the last campaign that he earned a nomination for the Premier Soccer League (PSL) Defender of the Season. At the Afcon Finals in Egypt where Bafana reached the quarterfinals, he started in all of South Africa’s matches, except for that final match against Nigeria where he struggled against the blistering pace of Ahmed Musa, Mkhize was one of the standout performers for Bafana.
“I've received a lot of interest on Mkhize, especially after the first two games (at the Nations Cup). Not much has happened since the last game. And it is understandable because nobody had a good game,” Comitis told Independent Media