Bafana Bafana

Khuzwayo wants regular call-up

2014-11-12 08:42
Brilliant Khuzwayo (Gallo Images)

Cape Town – Ahead of Bafana Bafana’s all important Sudan clash, Brilliant Khuzwayo has seen his call-up as "a step in the right direction."

Khuzwayo was called up to the national team following scintillating performances in Kaizer Chiefs colours and the 24-year-old reveals that “the job is not done yet.”

“Yes, it is a great feeling, but I still have a lot of work to do. Definitely, a call up is an indication of a step in the right direction for any player,” said Khuzwayo on his third call-up.

“I know most of the guys in the squad. It is now a matter of gelling as a team,” continues the Umlazi-born goalkeeper.

“I have played under coach Mashaba before at the U-23s and this selection comes as a great sign of confidence in my abilities. I hope to work hard and keep pushing myself to become a regular in the national team.”

Khuzwayo played for the U-23’s on 29 occasions. He has one Bafana Bafana cap to his name, making his debut against Equatorial Guinea on 6 January 2012. “That was when Pitso Mosimane was still the Bafana coach,” recalls Khuzwayo.

Darren Keet and Siyabonga Mpontshane are the other two goalkeepers called up by Shakes Mashaba. South Africa will be playing in their final 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sudan at home and away against Nigeria.

Bafana’s match against Sudan is on Saturday, November 15 at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Kick-off is at 15:00.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy 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
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Bafana Bafana have been drawn with Cameroon, Gambia and Mauritania in the qualification stages for the 2017 AFCON tournament. Where will Shakes Mashaba's men finish in their pool?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

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