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The lowdown on Boro

Posted on 21 August 2000  - 12:00

English Barclays Premiership

The club has succeeded in gaining a work permit for Mbulelo Mabizela.

Meanwhile club officials were working hard to finalise the paperwork with 22-year-old Mbulelo and Orlando Pirates in order that he should be available to play for us against Leeds United at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

The South African international captain was back in training at Spurs Lodge this afternoon.

Mbulelo is known as ‘Old John’ at home in South Africa but has been nicknamed ‘OJ’ by the Spurs players.

Bobby Convey, the USA international hoping to join us from DC United, will have his application for a work permit heard next week.