Cape Town - AmaZulu coach Cavin Johnson has praised his
goalkeeper Siyabonga Mbatha but stopped short of saying that he deserves a call
up to the Bafana Bafana squad.
Mbatha has been solid between the sticks for Usuthu this
season, often keeping his side in games.
The shot-stopper was again in fine form on Saturday as
Amazulu snatched a 1-0 victory over Cape Town City, who dominated most of the
Mbatha's man of the match performance has prompted some to
suggest that he could be in line for A call to the national side for the
crucial AFCON qualifier against Libya next month.
The Bafana keeper position is up for grabs since regular
number one Itumeleng Khune is currently sidelined with a shoulder injury.
Johnson, though, said as quoted by KickOff website: "As my goalkeeper, he has done
extremely well for the club, but it's for the national selectors to decide on
whether he can fit in with their plans.
"As much as we appreciate to see our players in the
national teams, it's not my space to make decisions, we need to respect the
Bafana need a point in their final game against the Libyans
to qualify for the 2019 African Cup of Nations that will be held in Egypt later