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Meyiwa Praises Bafana Team Commitment

Orlando Pirates number one goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa, told Soccer Laduma that the spirit within the Bafana Bafana camp is on high morale, and strong competition amongst the players has risen. 

Speaking from the team's base in Auckland, New Zealand, ahead of their international friendly against the All Whites at the MT Smart Stadium on Friday, Meyiwa, who has been bestowed with the number on jersey in the absence of Itumeleng Khune, said the players all feel like one big family, and the Australasia tour couldn’t have come at a better for the nation.

“We proved our worth by holding Australia, the Asian representatives in the upcoming coming World Cup in Brazil to a 1-1 draw. The result served to confirm the improvement to the team’s motivation, and there is no doubt we will reflect this in the match against New Zealand, " stated Meyiwa. 

“It’s all about competition, and one day I will be on top of my game and win the number one jersey, but in the mean time, I have to support Itumeleng Khune and whoever the coach chooses between us. We have to show that level of commitment and competition. I’m pleased Gordon has shown faith in me and has noticed my consistency. I will have to keep displaying that form if I want to be part of Bafana Bafana as they prepare for next year’s AFCON in Tunisia, and for the World Cup in 2018.”

“I want to remain part of a group of players that can realise the country’s ambition of reclaiming the past glory,” he said. 

Bafana Bafana take on the All Whites at the MT Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand tomorrow, May 30, at 09h30 (South African time).

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