Cape Town - Bafana
Bafana and Chippa United midfielder Thamsanqa Sangweni believes that the young
players showed that they are ready to represent the country at AFCON.
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Shakes Mashaba was
cornered after most PSL teams were reluctant to give any of their first team
players for the Nelson Mandela Challenge against Ivory Coast.
The coach opted to
choose younger inexperienced players but who were surprisingly impressive on the
afternoon as they cruised to a 2-0 victory over The Elephants
KickOff, Sangweni admits that he was surprised to given the honour to wear the captains
“I was happy for a chance to play for the national team you
know and to captain the side was just beyond my expectations,” said Sangweni.
“That’s up to the coach to decide but I think we did well
and showed our readiness to do the job on the field.“I was comfortable on the ball, not because of
being a better player but my teammates helped a lot as well.”