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Arendse targets return to Bafana set-up

2016-11-07 18:13
Wayne Arendse (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns defender Wayne Arendse wants to earn a new contract with the club and build on his impressive displays this season with a call-up to the national team.

At the age of 31, the former Santos man has experienced an incredible renaissance with the Brazilians, and has now targeted more accolades before he hangs up his boots.

In 2012, Arendse arrived at Chloorkop as an experienced Premiership central defender, with 169 appearances for his boyhood club and earned his Bafana Bafana debut.

However, he played a peripheral role at Sundowns with two seasons on the bench until the departure of their former captain Alje Schut.

With Pitso Mosimane lacking options at the time, Arendse took his chances and became an integral part of the team that picked up the league title in record fashion and the CAF Champions League crown this term.

"I want to win everything I can and add a few Bafana Bafana caps here and there. I just want to improve, but the next step is the FIFA Club World Cup," the centre-back told Soccer Laduma.

"I don't want to limit myself in terms of what I can win or achieve. We want to defend the CAF Champions League and that should be the mentality in South Africa as a whole. 

"I want to be at Sundowns next season, but everything boils down to the management, so let's see what they come up with. They haven't said anything yet, but I still want to be at Sundowns."

South Africa are set to play Senegal on Saturday (kick off is at 15:00) in a 2018 Soccer World Cup clash at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.


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