Bafana Bafana won 2-0 against Morroco yesterday, in AFCON last 16. South African national team and Mamelodi Sundowns FC’s midfielder Teboho Mokoena scored the second goal, after the first goal was scored by Orlando Pirates FC forward, Evidence Makgopa. Mokoena broke his silence and shared his views, after their historical win yesterday.
Bafana Bafana midfielder Teboho Mokoena said they worked tirelessly to prove critics wrong since their opening 2023 Africa Cup of Nations loss to Mali.
Mokoena, who turned 27 last week, pulled off a midfield masterclass, capped off with a stunning late free-kick in the 2-0 win over Morocco on Tuesday evening which sent Bafana Bafana into the quarter-finals.
And he said it was deserved for the squad, who were determined to silence the doubters after the loss to Mali by advancing into the latter stages of the continental showpiece.
“Nobody gave us a chance after the first game we lost to Mali, but we came back strong, improved and worked very hard to be where we are now,” Mokoena said after winning Man of the Match in the 2-0 win over Morocco.
“We knew Morocco are very strong on the [wings], they overload the sides with Hakmi, Ounahi, and the other winger, so we dealt with that and closed their game plan because their central midfield didn’t know where to pass the ball.”
Mokoena will be aiming to replicate his scintillating form for South Africa when they take on Cape Verde on Saturday evening in Yamoussokro.
Apart from that, in other news, Siyethemba Sithebe is one of Kaizer Chiefs FC players who’s contact come to an end when the current 2023/2024 season end in June.
Sithebe’s agent has broken his silence regarding the former Amazulu FC’s midfielder future with Kaizer Chiefs FC, as his contract is about to expire.
Siyethemba Sithebe’s agent, Sihlangu Sithebe, believes the dreadlocked player deserves a Kaizer Chiefs contract extension
“There is no player in the team that is better than him whether he is playing number 8 or number 10,” Sihlangu said (IOL).
Siyethemba’s current deal with Amakhosi will expire this June.