AFCON

Jali honoured to captain SA

2015-01-15 13:37
Andile Jali (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Andile Jali has revealed how surprised he was after Shakes Mashaba made him captain of Bafana Bafana against Mali.

Read: Shakes happy with preparations

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."

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