Posted: 14 March 2018
Ajax Cape Town goalkeeper Brandon Petersen said he was overwhelmed by his maiden Bafana Bafana call-up.
South Africa coach Stuart Baxter has selected the 23-year-old for a four-nations tournament, taking place in Zambia this month.
“I am overwhelmed, it is everyone’s dream to represent their country and as a professional you want to be at that next level, be on a bigger stage where more people are watching,” Petersen told his club’s website
“Being part of the national setup has always been my aim, but obviously my main focus is the job at hand – the specific moment in time – and that is my priority.
“Obviously for me, focusing on every hurdle and taking every day at a time I knew that someday it [a call-up] would eventually come.
Petersen added: “I am very happy to be selected and from here I can only go onwards and upwards. This is a bigger stage where I can showcase my talent.”
Kaizer Chiefs star Itumeleng Khune and Bidvest Wits’ Darren Keet are the other keepers in the 25-man squad for the tournament, which also features Angola and Zimbabwe.
Bafana will first face Angola on Thursday, March 22 at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola at 15h00.
The third-place play-off and final will take place at the same venue three days later.
Article by: Staff Reporter
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Author : Staff Reporter
Publish date : 2018-03-14 11:25:11