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Football: Spurs in bullying scandal.

Byline: DARREN LEWIS

TOTTENHAM'S summer signing Mbulelo Mabizela has sensationally claimed he is being bullied at Spurs.

The South Africa captain made the allegation last night in an interview with a radio station in his home country.

Mabizela said: "There are certain players who want to make me uncomfortable.

"I will not name names, but I want to raise this with management."

The claim shatters suggestions made by sacked boss Glenn Hoddle that there were no problems with team spirit in the Tottenham camp.

It also revealed the size of the task facing the man eventually chosen to take over from the former England boss.

Mabizela was signed from Orlando Pirates after he impressed against Spurs during their summer tour of South Africa. But since arriving at White Hart Lane he has found his opportunities limited.

However, he has vowed to fight for his place and against any dressing-room intimidation. He added: "I know it's tough. But I'm prepared to work hard and win a place.

"I'm aware that other South African players like Quinton Fortune and Lucas Radebe initially struggled in England as well.

"However, this has affected me so badly that I am never happy at training. It affects my performance.

"Playing for my country will make me feel better, since I'm unhappy here."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Oct 2, 2003
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