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WhatsApp & TV: How Chiefs’ Starlet Discovered Bafana Call-Up

Kaizer Chiefs' Siyabonga Ngezana Is Hoping To Use His Bafana Opportunity

By Soccer Laduma - Jun 03, 2018 09:00 AM
Kaizer Chiefs starlet, Siyabonga Ngezana, says that he found out about his Bafana Bafana call-up via WhatsApp after being named in Stuart Baxter’s COSAFA Cup squad.
 
 
The 20-year-old defender is expected to play some role for the national team in today’s quarterfinal clash with Madagascar, with the youngster having impressed during his debut season in the Absa Premiership with the Amakhosi.
 
Speaking to his club’s official website, the central defender spoke about the moment he found out about his call-up, with a senior national team debut now on the horizon for the Glamour Boys’ talent.
 
Ngezana said, “I got the news about the call-up via WhatsApp messages from my Kaizer Chiefs teammates… I was asleep at the time and realised that my name was in the squad through those messages.
 
“I immediately called my parents to express my jubilation. I switched on the TV Sports Blitz channel and saw a repeat of the announcement. I couldn’t believe that I made the 24, because many were in contention for places to be called up.”
 
Meanwhile, on the topic of the tournament itself, Ngezana added, “We want to prove to the nation that we deserve the call-up. To be able to conquer Africa we have to start with winning the COSAFA Cup. This is also a chance for us to showcase our individual talents.
 
“This is a different level. It is a mature stage of the game. What’s great is that Baxter gives you a chance to express yourself and he challenges your own views as well.”
 
The game is due to get underway at 15h00 this afternoon.


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20years cow from nazoorena zoo camp has spoken!
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Impress us more boy :-)
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Well done boy! Make the Black n Gold family proud.
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Musetha Deric Jun 03, 2018 10:52 AM
Job well done ntwana
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@Nteoooo speak for yourself
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Nteoooo Jun 03, 2018 10:49 AM
I feel sorry for you editor . Cause you don't realise that there's nothing called national team in S.A. whoever is called we don't care.
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Editor give us news not this nyoso or you better take a leave if you don't have news
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Who cares if a useless player is going to player for useless national team?mxm
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Schakos Jun 03, 2018 10:03 AM
In fact a lot is expected from you
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Prove your worth young man
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There is a starting point.
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Congratulations ntwanas
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