Absa Premiership

Shongwe: I'll keep pushing

2014-10-01 10:16
Jabulani Shongwe (Supplied)
Jabulani Shongwe (Supplied)

Cape Town - Bidvest Wits midfielder Jabulani Shongwe has declared his intention to return to the Bafana Bafana setup.

Read: Josephs delighted to be back

The 24-year-old was part of Shakes Mashaba's squad for the first two Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, but was dropped at the last moment because of passport issues.

He bemoaned the missed opportunity as he was not included in the latest squad that will play against Congo, but the Clever Boys midfielder is determined to get back into contention.

"I lost my passport, so I had my temporary passport and it expired," Shongwe told The Sowetan. "It was a bad thing for me because I lost the chance to be part of the team.

"I won't give up, I'll keep pushing, because I know if I keep doing well coach Shakes will give me a chance. But obviously it was sad to not be playing for the national team.

"It was a new coach and I had a chance to play. I'll fix that - next time I'll have my passport. After it happened I did call the coach to tell him how disappointed and how sorry I was.

"Not having a passport as a professional player is not a good thing for me. He said I must keep pushing, hopefully I will get my chance," he added.

Wits take on Moroka Swallows in the Telkom Knockout on Friday at Bidvest Stadium.

Kick-off is scheduled for 20:00.

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