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Lamola accepts Bafana snub

2015-03-27 07:53
Lerato Lamola (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bloemfontein Celtic forward Lerato Lamola is not at all perturbed by his exclusion from the South Africa national team, despite him being among the more prolific strikers in the Premiership this season.

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Lamola has breached opposition defences on nine occasions this term but accepts there is considerable depth within the national squad and that the coach can only make so many selections, whether it be for an international friendly or for a tournament.

"The squad the coach selected is very strong," Lamola told

"All the special players won't be called up to the national team. Only a few of them can be called up at a time and there are many others that won't be called up, not because they are not good but because the coach can only pick a certain number of players to represent the national team," added Lamola, who is currently enjoying his most successful spell at the Free State club.

When Lamola moved to Celtic in 2013 he could only muster four goals during the campaign.

In the 2014/15 season, the Celtic striker has already scored more goals than last term and he has also played fewer matches than he did then.

"It makes me feel great and as a team it makes us feel good. I think it's all through hard work and patience and believing in myself as a player," said Lamola of his current success at Phunya Sele Sele.

"I also believe it’s through the power and strength that God has instilled in me to be able to do what I am doing right now.”

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