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Tshabalala honoured to lead

2011-05-10 10:08
Siphiwe Tshabalala (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs star Siphiwe Tshabalala says he is honoured to skipper the national team for the first time in his career.

Tshabalala is one of the more experienced players in the South Africa squad with over 50 caps to his name and is looking forward to leading his country into battle against Tanzania in a friendly international on May 14.

South Africa beat Egypt 1-0 in an African Cup of Nations qualifier at Ellis Park in March and "Shabba" believes the Tanzania tie is a good opportunity to build on the victory and carry some momentum into the rest of the campaign.

Tshabalala told official Kaizer Chiefs website: "I am supremely honoured to lead my country this weekend against Tanzania.

"It is important for us to carry on where we left off against Egypt at Ellis Park. The game against Tanzania cannot be taken lightly.

"They have very good players, some are plying their trade overseas and they have also done well during the qualifiers.

"The objective for us is to continue doing well. The vibe in the team has been good.

"Some of the players who have called up to the team have been in the camp with us so they should be familiar with what is expected of them by the Technical Team."

South Africa are leading group 07 in the African Cup of Nations, one point ahead of Niger, and will face Egypt away from home in June for their next fixture. 

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