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Mashego: We want to do well

2014-01-09 14:26
Katlego Mashego (Nielen de Klerk - News24)

See pics of Bafana training in Cape Town ahead of their match against Mozambique.

Cape Town - With only three days left before the third edition of the African Nations Championships (Chan) commence, Bafana Bafana striker Katlego Mashego said their main objective is to do well in the three-week tournament.

GALLERY: Bafana train in Cape Town

Bafana will open the campaign when they face neighbours Mozambique in a Group A encounter at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday evening.

Mashego, 31, was speaking to reporters at the Bafana training field in Pinelands, Cape Town on Wednesday.

"It's so good to be back in the national team after such a long time," Mashego said.

"It's always an honour to be selected to play for the country.

"As a team we want to do well in this tournament after missing out on the 2014 World Cup.

"This is the only way to go forward for us as we prepare for next year's AFCON in Morocco."

The big blow for Gordon Igesund's men was the omission of midfielder Jabulani Shongwe due to injury.

The Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder will be replaced by Matthew Pattison of Bidvest Wits.

Kick-off for the opening game is scheduled for 18:00.

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