Absa Premiership

Ntshangase targets Bafana spot

2015-09-03 11:34
Phumlani Ntshangase (Supplied)

Cape Town - Bidvest Wits midfielder Phumlani Ntshangase wants to see more footballers from the junior national teams climb up the ranks to Bafana Bafana.

The 20-year-old has featured in the under-23s' quest for Olympic qualification, and now is on the verge of making his mark for the senior national squad.

The holding midfielder is currently training with the Bafana team that will face Mauritania in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday.

"It's a big step from the Under-23s to the senior national team and it's a good thing to be called up here because it means some work has been noticed," Ntshangase told KickOff.

"National teams from Under-17, where I've played before, the setups are not that different and we pretty much do the same things because they want the players to grow up with the same mentality, especially when we get called up into the senior team, so that we don't get lost."

The defender turned midfielder intends to claim regular spot in future national selections by impressing the technical team in camp.

"I'm so excited about this, it's another opportunity for me to show my potential and prove what I can offer to my country, he added.

"I'm still young so I'm looking forward to this, and just being called here is an honour."

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