Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs left-back
Tsepo Masilela revealed that he is not concerned about returning to the
national team ahead of the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Equatorial
Guinea next month.
The 29-year-old industrious defender also
hinted that there is no need for Bafana to make changes in their current set-up
as the competition for a starting berth is already sufficient for them to
prosper at the next year’s continental showpiece.
“For now I just want to play for Kaizer
Chiefs only,” Masilela told Sport24 in an exclusive interview.
“I don’t have any stress at all about not
being considered for the national team.
“My focus is not there at all and I think
they are doing very well.
“There is no need for them to change their
squad because there is healthy competition already.
“I think this is a perfect time for young
stars to represent their country.
“I think they also have about four left-backs
in the team so I don’t see any need for me to be there.
“I’m happy with the way I am playing at my
club and that’s where my focus is.”
Despite South Africa being drawn in the
‘group of death’ against the top African teams, the former Thanda Royal Zulu
defender believes Bafana will do well in the tournament, considering they did
not lose any game in the qualifying campaign.
Bafana have been drawn in Group C against
Ghana, Algeria and Senegal.
“Recently there are no more small teams. Bafana
didn’t lose any of their games in the qualifiers. So, hopefully they will do
well in the tournament and in order to be the best you must also beat the
Bafana will open their campaign against
Algeria at the Estadio de Mongomo.