AFCON

Mphela ready to deliver for SA

2013-01-17 14:12
Katlego Mphela (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Ahead of South Africa's Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) opener on Saturday, Bafana Bafana striker Katlego Mphela says he is ready to score the goals.

According to the football411.com website, Mphela underwent knee surgery in June and only made his first appearance for Mamelodi Sundowns this season early in December.

Soon after, the 28-year-old was included in Gordon Igesund's AFCON squad.

Despite showing signs of rustiness in recent friendly internationals, 'Killer' told Football411 his positive he'll be on song against Cape Verde this weekend in Soweto.

"I've had to remain positive and work extra hard to get back in the national team and I have to thank the Sundowns technical team for affording me the much needed game time, straight after recovering," he said.

"Returning to the national team is quite an emotional experience for me, because I have been out for a lengthy period after I had an operation on my knee and just being in the team is motivation enough for me to work harder.

"(But) I'm ready to deliver for the nation, as I have always been and all we need is support from everyone, then nothing is impossible."

Mphela has scored 23 goals in 49 matches for Bafana since becoming the first player to score a brace for Bafana on debut in 2005 against Seychelles.

Read more on:    bafana bafana  |  afcon  |  katlego mphela  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
12 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Vote

Who do you think will be the next manager at Manchester United?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured Blog

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.