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Potential Bafana Debutant: The Senior Team Is No Joke!

Lebo Mothiba Is Enjoying His First Bafana Bafana Experience

By Soccer Laduma - Oct 06, 2017 03:16 PM
New Bafana Bafana striker, Lebo Mothiba, is excited to be part of the senior team after playing for South Africa at youth level and says he’s learning from his new teammates.
 
See Mothiba in Bafana training in the gallery above
 
The 21-year-old will have enjoyed the last week or so having scored his first professional contract last week and now joining up with Bafana for the first time, and it could be made even better if Stuart Baxter decides to give the Valenciennes man his debut on Saturday against Burkina Faso.
 
 
Mothiba, who is on loan from Lille in Ligue 1, has five goals for his current club this season and is focused on playing his part as Bafana seek victory over Burkina Faso.
 
He told SAFA.net, “It is a good thing to represent your country, but you have to work hard because that pays at the end. This is a special week for me because I scored a hattrick just a few days ago and the following day I had to take a flight to South Africa to honour my first call-up. The senior team is no joke. You have great players here. I am young and I am learning from these guys that I used to look up to. 
 
 
“We have to focus on the game against Burkina Faso. We have to win the game because we still have a chance to qualify.”
 
For those who don’t know Mothiba - a Diambars Academy graduate - or the league in which he plays, the youngster is under no illusions about what his role is. 
 
He said, “I am in Ligue 2, which is very good. They are aggressive there. Very fast and it is good for youngsters to get game time and develop. For me, it is about hard work and scoring goals. I am a striker, so that is what I must do. I will have to trust myself and show people what I can do.”
 
Bafana face the Burkinabe at FNB Stadium tomorrow, with the game kicking off at 15h00. 
 

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angam Joined: 13 Oct 2016
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angam Oct 07, 2017 06:30 AM
young and learning shouldn't be considered for bafana, but then again tried and tested gives us no joy either
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setlaboswana Oct 07, 2017 04:32 AM
@Fizztaz, I give him the benefit of the doubt, the onus lies on the player to show that he is a real deal.
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setlaboswana Oct 07, 2017 04:26 AM
Good luck player, but I disagree that the senior team is no joke, like nappyrena free agents, Bafana Bafana have become a comedy...
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Fizztaz Oct 07, 2017 12:19 AM
He is a cow of note, saw him in the Olympics what a cow, he likes to tuck in his Jersey
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Lefewu Oct 06, 2017 11:59 PM
I need that hetrik tomorrow
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tmg82 Oct 06, 2017 11:45 PM
Let's wait and s33
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Chicharito07 Oct 06, 2017 11:28 PM
He is too good to play alongside Furman
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IceBreaker7 Oct 06, 2017 09:20 PM
Lol waaaaa! Good player, wrong Squad.
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Warras4khosi Oct 06, 2017 09:18 PM
Halala
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Realydoctor10 Oct 06, 2017 08:27 PM
Ok boy boyza show people how best you're a special tomorrow fans want good results
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#iceberg Oct 06, 2017 06:45 PM
Ohk
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Matt@y2k Oct 06, 2017 06:42 PM
I wish they loose so that Baxter losses his job bcs he doesn't mind kby I remain
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Bucs at Madrid with Red devils Oct 06, 2017 06:33 PM
Good player in the bad place on a wrong time
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Ben_Stokes_101 Oct 06, 2017 05:34 PM
DUDE... IF YOU MANAGE TO GET ON THE FIELD AND DO NO IMPACT, WE'LL HAVE A QUICK CHAT.... NXAAAA!!!!!
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Moruled2 Oct 06, 2017 04:34 PM
Young man dnt tell us abt dat joke of a national go play macufe like other 2 jokes of soccer teams n shut da hell up
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mandlaluthuli Oct 06, 2017 04:33 PM
where is that virsion 2022 when guys like Mothiba,Madisha and ather youthfull players always benched,we are not going to world that for fure now is the time to build or els even 2022 we will be still building!!!
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THE NK Oct 06, 2017 04:21 PM
Ok nice
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tshepo2020 Oct 06, 2017 04:05 PM
Bafana bafana is indeed a joke I wish they loose tomorrow cause even they go to the world cup
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Lesandawana la Benoni Oct 06, 2017 03:59 PM
You will only learn how to loose with Bafana Bafana players. My advise to Lebo Mothiba is not to learn anything from these losers and he must just play his football that made him a force to be reckon with.
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Trigonometry Oct 06, 2017 03:55 PM
Boy,just go back 2 ur team,this Banyela Banyela is wasting ur time.

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