Mphela wanted to be in Angola

2010-01-15 14:40
Katlego Mphela (File)
Johannesburg - Mamelodi Sundowns striker Katlego Mphela has admitted it is a bit frustrating to merely watch the African Nations Cup, given all the surprises that have been happening during the tournament.

The PSL's top goalscorer was named as part of the 29-man local-based squad to undertake a two-week training camp in Durban. However, "Killer" would rather be battling it out for the continental crown in Angola.

"It has been really frustrating watching this tournament since the first match," he told Business Day.

"The frustration has been escalated by the fact that all the so-called small teams have been pulling off a string of upsets against these more fancied teams.

"We would have arrived in Angola with very little expectation and we could have been in a position to do what all these so-called small sides are doing.

"You can't help but wonder what could we have done if we had qualified for the tournament.

"I think we missed a very good opportunity and who knows what could have happened.

"As a player you want to be in the thick of things and you want to feel the heat. What I would have given to have been in Angola." 

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