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'Sox' shocked by Bafana call

2011-02-04 13:00

Johannesburg - Tlou Segolela couldn't contain his excitement upon being told he was included in the Bafana Bafana squad on Thursday.

The pacey winger, who has been in sublime form this year for Orlando Pirates, heard of his call-up to face Kenya in a friendly next week from the club's official website.

"Are you serious my outhi? I am very excited and I am even lost for words," he said after being told the news.

"Indeed, it has been a good a good season for me thus far but honestly I didn't think I would get a Bafana Bafana call-up so soon. It's every player's dream to play for his senior national team so I am honoured to be selected.

"I would like to thank national team head coach Pitso Mosimane and his team of selectors for the opportunity. I will give my best for my country if I get a chance to play."

It was feared that 'Sox' would be unable to turn out for Pirates this weekend, let alone play for Bafana after picking up a groin strain at half time during the 2-0 win over Vasco da Gama.

However, scans revealed the injury was just a minor niggle and cleared Segolela to turn out against Mpumalanga Black Aces and for the national team. 

Football411

Comments
  • Johnny Sidestepper - 2011-02-04 13:44

    CONGRATS BUCS

      nangamso1 - 2011-02-04 14:34

      CONGRATS Tlou not bucs it him playing not bucs.

  • nangamso1 - 2011-02-04 14:33

    u deserve it the way u have been perfoming shows that now is the time to wear bafana colours and make the nation proud though Im a chiefs fan I support good talent where it is due unlike my rival supporters.

      Johnny Sidestepper - 2011-02-04 15:43

      IT HIM PLAY NOT BUCS, WHAT YOU SAYING ? CONGRATS BUCS AS WITHOUT BUCS HE WOULD NEVER BEEN THERE , IT HIM PLAY NOT BUCS WAHHHHHH

  • CMTHA - 2011-02-04 16:08

    You are lucky to be there. you must start using your mind together with your pace. this is probably your last call up

      Mxhuma - 2011-02-04 18:05

      I really do not think that the boy is lucky. Surely there was a need to acknowledge his efforts. Very soon there will be young boys who want to play like him. He has been doing well in his own way although his pacey style might unsettle most of the Bafana team players who play a brand of football that does not originate from this country.

  • kabelogn - 2011-02-08 09:33

    Player haters, The Guy has been good this season, so BIG UP's to SOX. I am a Chiefs fan & talent is talent we can never overlook that..

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