Bloemfontein Celtic defender, Wandisile Letlabika, is surprised that he has been named captain of Bafana Bafana ahead of their CHAN qualifier against Angola.
Bafana take on Angola in the first leg of their 2016 CHAN qualifier on Saturday, with proceedings at the Rand Stadium in Johannesburg set to get underway at 15h00.
Letlabika indicated he was not expecting to receive the armband, but is nevertheless optimistic about his charges' chances against the Sable Antelopes.
“First of all I need to say that it is a huge surprise for me to be named the captain of the team and I am thankful to the coaching staff for bestowing me with this honour as there are many leaders in this squad,” Letlabika said in official SAFA press release.
“We are all looking forward to the clash against Angola, and we all know it’s going to be a tough day in the office, but our aim is to start well by winning the first game at home,” he concluded.
Vice-captain Wayne Sandilands echoed Letlabika's sentiments on the daunting task ahead.
“I agree totally, it’s not going to be an easy one. We all know Angola is a solid team with some dangerous players, so I think we just have to focus on what we can control which is our performance and give our best on the day,” Sandilands added.
“We obviously don’t want to leave too much to be done when we are there, so have to get a positive result on Saturday.”
What are your expectations for the game? Are there any players in particular that you are excited to see get a run out?