Chiefs Defender On Bafana Youngsters: It Comes With Pressure
Ramahlwe Mphahlele Has Revealed What The Senior Players' Responsibility Is To The Young Bafana Bafana Players
Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana defender, Ramahlwe Mphahlele says that the senior players in the squad have a responsibility to the youngsters.
The 28-year-old is currently in camp with the South African national team, as Bafana look to get their Four-Nation tournament underway.
Bafana will be in action in Zambia, where they will lock horns with the hosts Zambia, Zimbabwe and Angola.
Head Coach Stuart Baxter called up his 25-man squad last week, where he included many young players, with the likes of Ryan Moon and Teboho Mokoena making their way into the national team set-up.
Speaking on SAFA’s official website, Mphahlele revealed that the senior players in the squad have a responsibility to the younger ones when it comes to helping them deal with the pressure that comes with playing in the national team.
“We have a very important role that we are playing and we need to ensure that we do it to our utmost best. These boys are the future national team and it is vitally important that we share our knowledge and experience with them. They may be playing on a regular basis at club level but playing for your nation comes with a lot of pressure and we need to be there for them at all times,” Mphahlele said.