Rooi not worried about Bafana
Rooi Mahamutsa (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Orlando Pirates defender Rooi Mahamutsa says his main objective is to do well for his club - without worrying about playing for Bafana Bafana.
The 32-year-old defender’s 52nd minute goal was the Buccaneers’ golden ticket to the CAF Champions League final when they eliminated Esperance of Tunisia in their own backyard.
The game ended in a 1-1 draw, but Pirates advanced on the away goals rule.
Despite displaying tremendous defensive form in recent time, Mahamutsa is yet to receive a Bafana call-up, but won't let it upset him.
In an interview with the GOAL.com website
, the Mpumalanga-born defender said he is not going to cry every time he gets overlooked for national duty.
“Ngubo” also said that although he has never represented South Africa, he is doing brilliantly without international experience.
He said he is “a professional” and “wont cry like a baby” each time he misses out on a national call-up.
He will instead focus on doing well with Pirates, who host Al Ahly in the first leg of the CAF Champions League final on Saturday (20:30 kick-off).
Bafana’s next match will be in the 19th edition of the Nelson Mandela Challenge against reigning world and European champions, Spain, at FNB Stadium on November 19.