Bafana Bafana

Meyiwa happy with form

2014-10-13 12:46
Senzo Meyiwa (Supplied)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa is happy with his progress as the Bafana Bafana number one in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign.

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The 27-year-old was handed the captain's armband and has thrived in the role, keeping three consecutive clean sheets in the process.

Bafana won 2-0 against Congo in Pointe-Noire on Saturday and to the top of Group A, with the goal-minder denying the hosts with several crucial saves in the second half.

He has highlighted his development in the Pirates youth set-up as the reason for his success on the international stage, where he has only six caps.

"It shows that patience pays," the former youth international said.

"I think at Pirates we have a very good foundation from development and that is what makes me perform well at this level.

"Coach Augusto Palacios demanded a lot from us in development and I guess that is where I got this desire to fight hard for what I want in football.

"It is nice (to be captain); it shows the coach believes in me. It is hard sometimes to be the captain as you have to be ready to protect the team; but everything is going okay and I'm satisfied with what I have done so far being the captain," he added.

Bafana Bafana will go along way to ensuring themselves of a place in Morocco next year, with a victory in the return leg against Congo in Polokwane on Wednesday.

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