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Shabba Sends Message To Mayo

Former Kaizer Chiefs winger Siphiwe Tshabalala has sent a message to Khanyisa Mayo, saying he must be consistent for Cape Town City then his time for Bafana Bafana will come.

Shabba, who is now an ambassador for the Nedbank Cup, has experienced the highs and lows of the beautiful game and discussed the topic of Mayo during a recent Nedbank Cup online press conference.

The City striker has come under fire from Bafana coach Hugo Broos, who has suggested that he feels Mayo goes missing in too many games, despite his goal scoring exploits for City.

Mayo had another chance to impress against Andorra, but – much like the rest of the heavily rotated squad – failed to make a meaningful impact, with Broos stating after the match that South Africa are missing a goalscorer.

“Khanyiso is good footballer, and he’s got an eye for goals and I’m happy that he got his chance,” said Tshabalala when asked about Mayo.

“We must understand sometimes, a no is not a rejection. If you’re a positive person, you also take a no as ‘not now’. A no, as ‘wait, your turn will come, keep on working hard’. And he did that.

“I’m sure he was deeply disappointed that he didn’t get a nod at the AFCON and he never put his head down after that. He kept on working hard. He kept on scoring goals.

“So an opportunity will always come and it might not come at the time that you want but it will always come. Sometimes it does not mean if it doesn’t happen now it’s not going to happen.

“I wish him well and he must just remain level-headed, work very hard and the most important thing about cementing your place in the national team, it’s not in the national team is at club level.

“So you must be consistent at club level, week in week out. And when you do that, it enhances your chances of playing for the national team because when you’re at the national team, there’s limited time to prepare, the coach has limited time, three days, four days, so it’s not much.

“If you do well at club level, definitely you will do well in the national team.”

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