Bafana Bafana

Khuzwayo wants regular call-up

2014-11-12 08:42
Brilliant Khuzwayo (Gallo Images)

Cape Town – Ahead of Bafana Bafana’s all important Sudan clash, Brilliant Khuzwayo has seen his call-up as "a step in the right direction."

Khuzwayo was called up to the national team following scintillating performances in Kaizer Chiefs colours and the 24-year-old reveals that “the job is not done yet.”

“Yes, it is a great feeling, but I still have a lot of work to do. Definitely, a call up is an indication of a step in the right direction for any player,” said Khuzwayo on his third call-up.

“I know most of the guys in the squad. It is now a matter of gelling as a team,” continues the Umlazi-born goalkeeper.

“I have played under coach Mashaba before at the U-23s and this selection comes as a great sign of confidence in my abilities. I hope to work hard and keep pushing myself to become a regular in the national team.”

Khuzwayo played for the U-23’s on 29 occasions. He has one Bafana Bafana cap to his name, making his debut against Equatorial Guinea on 6 January 2012. “That was when Pitso Mosimane was still the Bafana coach,” recalls Khuzwayo.

Darren Keet and Siyabonga Mpontshane are the other two goalkeepers called up by Shakes Mashaba. South Africa will be playing in their final 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sudan at home and away against Nigeria.

Bafana’s match against Sudan is on Saturday, November 15 at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Kick-off is at 15:00.

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