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Nodada over the moon with Bafana call-up

Thabo Nodada (Gallo Images)
Thabo Nodada (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Cape Town City midfielder Thabo Nodada is over the moon after receiving his first Bafana Bafana call-up ahead of back-to-back matches with Seychelles.

The 25-year-old is part of Stuart Baxter's squad that will play the two matches against the Islanders in the 2019 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers.

He revealed that the call-up, that came a few days after helping the Citizens clinch the MTN8 trophy, is a moment he will cherish for the rest of his career.

“I am overwhelmed, I am so excited,” Nodada said, as quoted by KickOff website.

“To win the cup in front of people from home, it feels so special. And a few days later now I receive a national team call, it's a long-time life dream.

“I just can't wait to join the team and feel the experience of playing for the national team.”

FULL BAFANA BAFANA SQUAD:

Goalkeepers

Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs), Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United), Darren Keet (Wits)

Defenders

Ramahlwe Mphahlele (Kaizer Chiefs), Motjeka Madisha, Thopelo Morena (both Mamelodi Sundowns), Siyanda Xulu (Maritzburg United), Innocent Maela (Orlando Pirates), Thulani Hlatshwayo, S'Fiso Hlanti, Buhle Mkhwanazi (all Wits)

Midfielders

Aubrey Modiba, Dean Furman, Teboho Mokoena (both SuperSport United), Hlompho Kekana, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Lebogang Maboe (all Mamelodi Sundowns), Thabo Nodada (Cape Town City), Kamohelo Mokotjo (Brentford, England), Vincent Pule (Orlando Pirates)

Strikers

Lebogang Phiri (Guingamp, France), Dino Ndlovu (Hangzhou, China), Percy Tau (Royal Union, Belgium), Lebo Mothiba (Strasbourg, France), Phakamani Mahlambi (Mamelodi Sundowns).

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