Absa Premiership

Mabokgwane explains Celtic move

2019-11-29 12:04
Jackson Mabokgwane (File)

Cape Town - Jackson Mabokgwane says he left Orlando Pirates for Bloemfontein Celtic in order to get first-team football and hopefully put himself back in Bafana Bafana contention.

Mabokgwane was part of the Bafana squad that featured at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations but has not played for the national team in three years.

This was largely due to Mabokgwane having limited gametime at Pirates where he fell behind Wayne Sandilands in the pecking order.

But the 31-year-old has revived his career at Phunya Sele Sele since moving to Bloemfontein in the off-season, where he has become the number one between the sticks.

And Mabokgwane still harbours ambitions of adding to his 11 Bafana caps.

“It’s one of my goals to get back into the national team. In short, that’s why I joined Celtic to get game time so that I can be seen again and be selected," Mabokgwane told Far Post.

"The national team, international football is about playing regularly and doing well for your club and I think I am in the right direction.

“It took a lot of thinking and strategising on my side. There are moments where you need to make big career decisions.

"Where you decide do I continue becoming patient, persevere and wait for my chance or is it the right time to go out there to try to get game time and expose your talent.

"You need to know when to make the right decisions. I am just happy that I have been lucky to make the right decisions every single time up until now."

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