Cape Town - Orlando Pirates defender Mbongeni Gumede reveals
that he is excited about being selected for the All Africa Games.
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Along with Gumede his Buccaneers teammates Menzi Masuku and
Sibusiso Mahlangu have also been included into the South African under-23
The South African u-23 men’s National Team will be heading
to Palestine tomorrow for an international friendly ahead of their first
qualification match for the All Africa Games against Sudan in Khartoum.
“It’s always an honour to be selected to play for your
country so I’m very happy,” said Gumede on the clubs official website.
“I think it’s important for young players to have
international experience because by the time we are eligible for the senior
team (Bafana Bafana), we will know a bit more about what to expect at that
“It’s important to be part of the setup, even if you are
just in camp because you learn a lot by just being there.”
The team is currently in camp and will begin their trans-continental
trip from on Tuesday March 10, take on the Palestinians in Hebron on Saturday
March 14, before heading back south to Khartoum for the first leg qualifier,
scheduled for 20 – 22 March 2015.
The return match is scheduled for 10 – 12 April 2015.