Mokoena not yet ready to quit

2010-08-11 07:29

Johannesburg - Aaron Mokoena is not thinking about hanging up his international boots just yet as he still enjoys representing Bafana Bafana.

The national team skipper has amassed more than 100 caps in the green and gold and the first South African to achieve the milestone.

Ahead of Bafana's international friendly with Ghana, 'Axe' said: "Of course the most important thing now is the AFCON in 2012 and the World Cup in 2014 and this match will help us prepare for the tough road ahead.

"For me it is still enjoyable. I still enjoy representing my country. When the time comes for me to give it up you will be the first to know."

Mokoena has predicted a tough night out for the national team against the Black Stars at Soccer City on Wednesday.

"They did very well in the World Cup and it will be a mountain to climb for us, but we have a solid foundation now after the World Cup and we can build on that," added the 29-year-old.

"The performance against France when we beat them 2-1 was absolutely phenomenal, but I think facing the African giants that is Ghana will be a difficult task.

"We arrived (in camp) yesterday and it is always difficult for a coach to prepare the team after two sessions, but the spirit that we had during the World Cup you can still feel it in the team.

"We know each other very well and the good thing is the new players coming in now we also know them very well like Daine Klate, so there is no doubt about the good spirit in the team, that will be key."

Mokoena has also shed some light on his future with Portsmouth.

"Well, I still have a contract with Portsmouth. I love the club and honestly we don't know what will happen, but there is still two weeks to go before the transfer window shuts, but at this stage I don't know what will happen," he concluded. 


  • Mabasa - 2010-08-11 07:40

    PLEASE QUIT!!!!!!

  • Ricky - 2010-08-11 08:03

    Gee wiz it amazes me that this guy still made it to the squad, I cant see why he is still representing the green & gold he is a disgrace to the shirt. He is the worst player and captain there is for the team but only he & the coach knows why he is still playing.

  • croix - 2010-08-11 08:07

    But.... does South Africa still enjoy the mediocrity of Mokoena's ability ??

  • Harold - 2010-08-11 08:12

    Axe should get the axe! Nassif Morris should play in his place. The only time Aaron puts up his hand is when he claims for off-side, never when he is culpable. Anyway go Bafana - show them.

  • juniur - 2010-08-11 08:51

    PLease dnt Quit

  • Mpho - 2010-08-11 09:08

    Mbazo,don't come here with tendency of not thinking to quit.

  • luvo - 2010-08-11 09:11

    NOT READY? Why does it look like we begging him ofr we want him to stay?

  • lungisa - 2010-08-11 09:31

    i hate this guy

  • Smanga Zulu - 2010-08-11 09:32


  • - 2010-08-11 10:04

    Ag shame, he's the worst Captain in the era of Bafana. Let him give other players a chance. 100 caps and still the worst, what a waste...

  • Skapie - 2010-08-11 10:13

    It is very tough for me to endure the fact that we were extremely axed from the world cup with some erronous attributes he made.I think it is the right time to prohibit more problems by encouraging him to quite.U have played your role Mr "Axe" it's time to abandone the weapon before u hurt many souls of football fans.

  • peterson - 2010-08-11 10:21

    @ Harold which team does Nassif Morris plays for again?...when was the last time he played competitive football?...

  • mthembeni - 2010-08-11 10:45

    Eish please just quit for the sake of all South Africans give other people a chance who can play better than you.

  • Gambler - 2010-08-11 10:52

    The youngsters are still looking for your guidance please don't quit.

  • T - 2010-08-11 10:54

    Oh I wish you would quit...

  • Gambler - 2010-08-11 10:56

    The youngsters are still looking for your guidance please don't quit.

  • samC - 2010-08-11 10:59

    Arron you have done a lot for the country,iam proud of you,you are amongst the few who is always available to do the job,where is Benny?

  • fistos - 2010-08-11 11:18

    do the honourable thing mbazo and quit!

  • Mdletshe - 2010-08-11 11:36

    Please Mr 'Mbazo' give the young stars a chance. You have done so much for a country.

  • Harold - 2010-08-11 11:49

    @Peterson. Playing for Portsmouth made Aaron look rather good when his balls ups were leaking in those goals. And those competitive games made him look rather fit. Bring in Bongani Khumalo and make him captain.

  • Nelson - 2010-08-11 11:50

    Mbazo why can't You give others to take part? You failled us so many times

  • Bucs Faithful - 2010-08-11 12:11

    The day Bafana Bafana play in an empty stadium bcos the fans believe you have no role play in that team, you will quit. Watch the space.

  • Malindi - 2010-08-11 14:27

    We are now ashamed of wearing our T`shirt because of you, Hamba man! uyasidlisa nxa!!!!

  • Bushco - 2010-08-11 15:17

    Hamba!! u have cost us big time,,, everytime Bafana loose, Mokoena made the blunder

  • stygela the grootmaan - 2010-08-11 15:35

    mbazo u"ve done enogh bro,if i waz at your position i shud have just quit before pitso says so coz if furns are not setisfied with your performance who else could...deda ntwana 100 caps is a record

  • ntsako - 2010-08-12 09:35

    ag!!!!!bro mbazo i thnk u shud jc quit u old enough general siyabonga sangweni can take it

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