Bafana Bafana

Majoro ready to fight for SA

2011-09-01 12:18
Lehlohonolo Majoro (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Lehlohonolo Majoro has stressed the importance of Sunday's African Nations Cup qualifier against Niger and is eager make his mark if called upon by team boss Pitso Mosimane.

The Kaizer Chiefs striker has impressed in the early weeks of the new Premier Soccer League campaign and is beginning to show the form that propelled him into the limelight as AmaZulu top scorer last season.

Majoro has already bagged three PSL goals this season, and hopes to add to that tally for Bafana.

He said: "This is by far the most important match for us because Niger is breathing down our necks in second place in our group, and we know that a win will surely help us qualify for the 2012 AFCON tournament in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

"At the moment we are two points ahead of them, but we need to open up a bigger gap to ease the pressure and make life easy for ourselves.

"The good thing about this group of players is that every player called up here is ready to fight for their country, and if an opportunity comes for me to be in the starting line-up I have to grab it with both arms."

Lierse S.K. midfielder, who made his debut the USA last year and his full debut against Burkina Faso earlier this month had echoed his international teammate's comments.

He added: "I believe that was a step-up for me, and that match really gave me confidence but I can't get ahead of myself and say I have arrived. I still have a lot to learn and know that I still improve on my game.

"As for the clash against Niger all the players are aware of the importance of this outing. We have one thing in mind only - and that is winning.

"As one of the young players in the team I have nerves, but I believe even the experienced could be feeling the same because this is a very big match for us, at the same time we don't feel any pressure. We know what we need to do."

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