FLAT­TERED TO DE­CEIVE?

Kick Off - - FACE TO FACE -

From be­ing capped at ev­ery level in junior in­ter­na­tional foot­ball there is a feel­ing that Le­bo­hang Mokoena’s Bafana Bafana ca­reer was a dis­ap­point­ment as he won just eight caps.

“I can­not be say­ing “dis­ap­point­ment” when op­por­tu­ni­ties were few and far be­tween,” says Mokoena. “I don’t think I was ever given enough time con­sid­er­ing that in the Un­der-23s I was al­ways scor­ing im­por­tant goals.

“In the Bafana set-up it was all dif­fer­ent be­cause I was play­ing in a dif­fer­ent po­si­tion as well. Prior to the AFCON in 2006 I was part of the squad but then it never took off the way I would have wanted it to,” he re­sponds.

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