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Bafana stars hail Brazil camp

2010-03-12 14:07

Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana players are relishing being part of Carlos Alberto Parreira's training squad that is currently doing duty in Brazil.

The 29-man squad are being put through their paces as they train twice a day under the watchful eye of physical trainer Francisco Gonzalez as they prepare for the five games they will play in South America.

But despite the gruelling programme, Bafana stopper Emile Baron says all the players are honoured to be part of the national set-up.

"So far it has been hard, especially with all the travelling. Only now we are trying to adjust, and the five-hour time difference is not helping, but we will be fine," he told SAPA.

"For me it's an honour to be called up for this camp and I always strive to do my best for my country. "At the moment all the players know that, at the end of the day, it's up to each and every one of us to work hard and show we deserve to be in the final squad."

Striker Lebohang Mokoena echoed the SuperSport United goalkeeper's sentiments.

"Training has been tough, especially in that we come from a very competitive short season in the PSL, but as professionals we have to get on with our business."

"It was a good decision to bring us here because the atmosphere is different and we are able to focus and have peace of mind," Mokoena said. 

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