Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns defender Motjeka
Madisha hopes to use the COSAFA Cup to reinvigorate his game after an
inconsistent league campaign.
Madisha made 20 league starts and six substitute appearances for
Sundowns in the 2017/ 18 season as the Brazilians claimed the league
But he did not always appear to hit the same kind of form that he did in the 2016/ 17 campaign, his first with Sundowns.
The player admits his second season was tougher, and that he was
affected by a family bereavement, but now hopes to make the most of his
chance with Bafana Bafana and impress at the COSAFA tournament.
"In my career, some of the moments where I was playing my best
football were with the junior national teams, so playing at
international level again will be good for me," Madisha was quoted
saying by the Sowetan.
"At club level I know it was not my best season but as you know we
had a death in the family (Madisha's sister) and it was not easy. But at
least we won the league title and I will come back better and stronger
As a bonus, the COSAFA competition is taking place in Madisha's home
province, the Limpopo, and he's looking forward to the support he will
"The tournament will be playing not far from home so that will be a plus for me," Madisha said.
"I will be playing in front of my home fans where I will be free and
confident to express myself. Any opportunity to represent the national
team is a chance to learn and grow," he added.
Bafana start their campaign on June 3 when they meet the winner of
Group A (Madagascar, Comoros, Seychelles, Mozambique in a quarter-final
Goalkeepers: Bruce Bvuma, Riyaard Pieterse, Khulekani Kubheka
Defenders: Siyabonga Ngezana, Motjeka Madisha, Siyanda Xulu, Taariq Fielies, Innocent Maela
Midfielders: Wiseman Meyiwa, Siphesihle Ndlovu,
Fortune Makaringe, Lebogang Maboe, Aubrey Modiba, Craig Webber, Abednego
Mosiatlhaga, Neo Links
Strikers: Gift Motupa, Lyle Foster, Ryan Moon, Luther Singh