Bafana Bafana

Scott relishing Bafana chance

2011-11-08 10:05
Granwald Scott (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Granwald Scott aims to make the most of his maiden call-up to the national squad for the Nelson Mandela Challenge with Ivory Coast.

The Ajax Cape Town captain is one of four uncapped players in Pitso Mosimane's 28-man squad for Saturday's fixture, and a friendly three days later in Zimbabwe.

"I want to grab this opportunity with both hands because this is the chance of a lifetime," Scott told the Cape Times.

"It's also a special chance to play alongside one of my role models, Steven Pienaar, and I'm looking forward to the challenge."

Scott, 23, says he owes much to former Urban Warriors boss Foppe de Haan, who spotted his potential as a holding midfielder last season.

"I owe Foppe a lot. In the past, coaches played me in different positions and I never got a chance to settle. I think that affected my game and my confidence, because on the Wednesday I would play seven, and then on Saturday I would play 11," he said.

"Foppe identified my best position and it's a position where I've found some form over the last season. And that is good for a player, because people like the national coach start to notice you," he concluded.

Musa Bilankulu (Golden Arrows), George Lebese (Kaizer Chiefs) and Siyabonga Nontshinga (Jomo Cosmos) are the other un-capped players in the Bafana Bafana squad.


Read more on:    bafana bafana
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
3 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

6 life hacks you simply have to know

A few simple tricks can make your life so much easier!

 
 

For chic geeks...

Device lets disabled people talk through their nose
It’s THIS easy for someone to steal your ATM pin!
This is why you should install iOS 8
17 photo illusions that look so real
Vote

Will Shakes Mashaba ensure Bafana Bafana qualify for AFCON 2015?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.