Bafana to go all out - Mabokgwane

2015-01-26 11:41
Jackson Mabokgwane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mpumalanga Black Aces goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane believes things are looking up for him after making his official Bafana Bafana debut at the Africa Cup of Nations.

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Mabokgwane was a surprise inclusion in Shakes Mashaba's starting lineup for the Group C clash against Senegal last week, considering his height and the opposition's aerial strength.

However, the former Bidvest Wits gloveman produced a strong showing against the Lions of Teranga and, despite conceding in the 1-1 draw, he is optimistic about what the future holds.

"I obviously didn't expect a 10 out of 10 performance," the 27-year-old told Footbal411 ahead of this week's Estadio de Mongomo encounter.

"I just wanted to go out there and do the best I could for my country.

"I just made one mistake, which was expected but overall I was happy with my contribution.

"I believe, though, that I am capable of so much more and that my best is yet to come."

South Africa's hopes of progressing to the quarter-finals in Equatorial Guinea hang in the balance ahead of Tuesday's clash against Ghana, with Bafana needing to beat the Black Stars while also hoping Senegal see off Algeria.

And Mabokgwane is determined to make sure they remain in with a shout, saying: "We're still in it by the way, so we'll go all out for a win against Ghana on Tuesday."

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