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Maboe On Bafana: The Nation Was Angry

Lebohang Maboe Was Happy To Score For Bafana Bafana

By Soccer Laduma - Jun 07, 2018 06:31 PM

Maritzburg United’s Lebohang Maboe says that Bafana Bafana’s players knew that South Africans were angry with their defeat to Madagascar, and took it upon himself to try and be better against Namibia.

The 23-year-old, who recently picked up the Nedbank Cup Most Promising Player and Player of the Tournament awards for 2017/18, bagged a brace as Stuart Baxter’s side got back to winning ways with a 4-1 win over Namibia, landing the Man of the Match gong for his efforts. 

Read: Baxter Heaps Praise On Bafana Teen

Baxter opted to take a young side to the COSAFA Cup – he’s handed out seven debuts so far – with Maboe one of the players who has at least played for the South African national team before.

Speaking to SAFA after the victory, he said, "I did not sleep the night after the game against Madagascar. It kept on playing on my mind that I missed such a great chance to win the game for us… So, I wasn't going to allow myself to experience the same feeling], and I just told myself once I got the ball that I had to be a bit more composed, which I was and I put it in the back of the net.

"If I had been much more composed in the game against Madagascar, I would have put the ball in the back of the net, but I wasn't. So, going into the Namibia game, I was much more composed. I think we had a good game, we really showed that we wanted it more than Namibia. We worked as a team, which helped us a lot, and as a group, we just did well.

"The nation was angry, so we had to come back positive and strong from the Madagascar game, which we did, hence we won the game."

Bafana’s final game of the tournament, in the plate final, will see them face Botswana at 17h00 tomorrow. 


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Mentashe Joined: 21 Dec 2015
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Mentashe Jun 08, 2018 11:32 AM
@fisto vs zebraditor This boy thinks plate cup is the same as COSAFA cup. He thinks they gained our confident by wining one game that might see them 3rd place coz plate is as the same as actually f5th as they did not even make semi finals.
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Fandiesel Jun 08, 2018 10:18 AM
We seem not to be taken serious. Our football administration is failing us.
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THE NK Jun 08, 2018 09:52 AM
We want a cup now.
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fisto vs zebraditor Jun 08, 2018 04:03 AM
We don't care whether you win or not stop fooling yourself nxa this losers madoda
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JAWS OF LIFE Jun 07, 2018 10:37 PM
Keep gaining that experience u will need it in the AFC0N qualifiers.
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Schakos Jun 07, 2018 10:34 PM
A marvel to watch
Jesse troy Joined: 07 Jun 2018
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Jesse troy Jun 07, 2018 10:34 PM
Sorry dude....u said that SA is angry. More like they don't care anymore whether u win or lose. Serial losers who pretend to play professional football. Bandana have been shelved a long time ago.
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Babewami Jun 07, 2018 09:10 PM
Stupid SAFA n their coach
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chaledi Jun 07, 2018 07:22 PM
We are so used to be disappointed by Bafana Bafana that we are not longer worried. We are watching you just because we love soccer and there is nothing to watch. We won't be surprised if you loose tomorrow. Loosing is in your DNA
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S@ Velley thabane Jun 07, 2018 07:12 PM
Thought ull wn again by mor goals,,,,,bafana baf.... Ya rhona
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We are used to being disappointed by you cows and your seniors so this is nothing

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