Cape Town - Ahead
of their opening round of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers this
week, Bafana Bafanastriker Bongani Ndulula has vowed to
cement his place in the national team following his first ever senior
will open their campaign away from home against Sudan at the Omdurman stadium
on Friday night (19:00 SA time), before meeting Nigeria at the Cape Town Stadium next week
Wednesday (20:00). The
AmaZulu goal poacher is expected to lead the Bafana attack alongside David Zulu,
Bonginkosi Ntuli and the experienced Tokelo Rantie.
told Sport24 in an exclusive interview that he intends to make his mark if given
a chance in the starting line-up by coach Shakes Mashaba.
duo previously worked together in the national Under-23 colours where the
25-year-old forward scored 15 goals in 14 games.
Aliwal North-born player hinted that his main objective is to guide Bafana to
the 2015 AFCON tournament to be staged in Morocco.
don’t want to lie, it’s going to be a tough task to cement a place in the
Bafana Bafana first team,” Ndulula told Sport24.
saying this because everyone in the squad deserves to be in the starting line-up.
not going to be easy but I will work hard to be one of them.
“And my main goal is to help my country do
“I just want to help my country do well on the
pitch and qualify for the AFCON tournament next year.
“And if I get a chance I want to
score my first goal in the national team colours.”