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Shabba now guides and motivates young Bafana players

Tshabalala returns to the Bafana squad after missing the Morocco friendly last month due to injury, and says he’s happy to be back in the national team.

Bafana Bafana midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala believes the national team is heading in the right direction with the introduction of young players.

Coach Gordon Igesund has recently kept his promise of selecting players who can still be able to play for Bafana in the next five years, and Tshabalala said that the country will reap the rewards.

“It is a great feeling to be in the squad. There are a lot of youngsters in the squad now. I think it is a step in the right direction and will benefit the country in the long run,” Tshabalala was quoted on the Chiefs website.

Tshabalala remains the most capped player in the current squad with 83 appearances, and says his role is to help and guide the younger players in the Bafana team.

The 29-year-old Shabba believes that all the players were selected on merit having done well for their respective clubs, hence all of them deserve to represent South Africa.

“I am helping and guiding the younger guys by giving them advice and motivation. They all deserve to be here as they have done well in their clubs and in the National Team,” added Shabba.

Bafana take on neighbours Swaziland in a friendly game tonight (Friday), as Igesund prepares for the upcoming Chan tournament.

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