AmaZulu midfielder Khulegani Madondo was named Man of the Match for his brave display against the likes of Yaya Toure in their 2-1 win over Manchester City on Thursday.
The 23-year-old got stuck in from the start, putting in a crunching tackle on Toure while also disrupting play for the English Premier League side.
Madondo admits that it was a memorable experience for the players and something that they will learn from going forward.
"I'm very happy that people are noticing me. I am just training and working hard on my game. I want to improve each and every season and I am looking forward to the new season," he said.
Asked about his tough display in the middle, he added, "It's my job. I do the dirty work every time, that's my role - that's what I get paid to do. So I have to answer my duty every time I'm called upon."
"It was a great honour, especially because it was Tata Madiba's birthday today. So, it was a big day for all South Africans and it was an honour to play a big team like Man City, but at the end of the day you must learn something and move on in football."
Regarding his ambitions to represent South Africa, he added, "I'm always working hard to represent my country. I will be very happy to represent Bafana Bafana. I'm just waiting for the coach to give me a chance when the time is right. I will be patient and keep working hard."