LU­CAS RADEBE

Kick Off - - Feature Bafana Bafana -

When I look back now, I would say play­ing in that game was right up there with any ca­reer high­light that came be­fore or after­wards. It is some­thing that will never leave me, that ex­cite­ment and the awe we had go­ing into that game. “There was no way we could just sit back and let them come at us, we had to take the game to them and that is what we tried to do. We were a bit ner­vous, for sure, but we re­ally wanted to win be­cause that would send a mes­sage to the na­tion. “It is not of­ten you get 11 play­ers mak­ing their in­ter­na­tional de­but and that in­ex­pe­ri­ence would cost us later on, but we were liv­ing off adrenalin and this des­per­a­tion to do well in that first game. That is what got us through in the end.

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