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No added pressure - Lakay

2014-12-04 09:50
Fagrie Lakay (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Santos and Bafana Bafana striker Fagrie Lakay says he feels honoured to finally get his first cap for the national team but he is not feeling any added pressure in the national team following his debut against Ivory Coast over the weekend.

The teenager came on as a substitute, in a 2-0 win over the Elephants in the annual Nelson Mandela Challenge game at the Mbombela stadium, to break Rivaldo Coetzee’s record of being the youngest player to ever represent South Africa in the senior level.  

Lakay also dedicated his first cap to the late anti-apartheid icon as he revealed that he felt like it was a thanks giving to the former states man for all he did for the country.

"I’m really honoured to be the youngest capped player for the national team," said Lakay.

"So for me it meant a lot because it was like celebrating what Tata Madiba did for us as a country, but I won’t be pressured at all going forward because people will start expecting great things from me.

"My goal now is to go and play overseas and make a name for myself."

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