Cape Town - Andile Jali has revealed how surprised he was
after Shakes Mashaba made him captain of Bafana Bafana against Mali.
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According to KickOff, Jali admits that he was privileged to
lead South Africa especially in a 3-0 victory.
"It was a huge surprise for me but I said I will don
the armband because the coach chose me amongst 23 players in the squad to lead
the country," said Jali.
"It was a great honour for me to captain my country for
the first time ever – in fact to be captain in any match. What makes me happier
is that the results were positive."
Jali share the same sentiments as Mashaba of giving different
Bafana Bafana players the opportunity to lead the squad. Thamsanqa Sangweni, Anele
Ngcongca and Dean Furman have all had the chance to captain the side in the
past three matches.
"In this team we are all the same, the only difference
is that only one person has the armband but we are all on the same level.
“We are all leaders on the field which makes the job of the
captain of the day much easier."