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Sibisi Honoured To Receive Bafana Call-Up

Golden Arrows captain Nkosinathi Sibisi has expressed his delight at being called up to Bafana Bafana for the friendlies against Guinea and France.

The 26-year-old returns to Hugo Broos’ squad after being named in the Belgian’s fist ever selection, which won 3-2 against Uganda in October 2021, when Sibisi featured for 45 minutes.

However, his fine performances this season haven’t gone unnoticed and Sibisi now returns to the squad, as Broos is looking for a stronger and more experienced core of his team.

“Its always an honour to get a call-up to the national team,” he told Bafana’s media department.

“I think every player in the PSL or even abroad wishes to represent their national team, so getting the honour to represent my national team at this level is quite a huge, huge honour for me, for the club I play for as well, for my family.

“It’s a privilege to be here.

“Here I sort of have to take a step back and observe how the guys are doing things. At club level its much different, because I have to take responsibility [as captain] whether it’s the performance on the field or the players outside. 

“So it’s quite different, but a very good experience as well.”

Sibisi also spoke about sharing a room with Mamelodi Sundowns defender Rushine De Rueck, saying both players share the same vision for the game.

“It’s very much helpful, sharing a room with Rushine,” he explained.

“He’s been growing in leaves and bounds. I try to take some positives from his game and I’m sure he tries to take some out of mine.

“It’s good, we share the same vision as well. I think it’s nice to be with him in this sort space and hopefully we can grow and help each other.”

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Sibisi also previewed the two friendlies against Guinea and France, saying Friday’s match against the African side will be more physical, while the world champions will be a more technical opponent.

“I think it’s a good couple of friendlies. From my experience, watching the AFCON, Guinea did well and they’ve got a good squad. 

“They are very physical as well, so it will be a different transition from the Guinea game to the France game, where I think the France players are more technically superior.

“We have to apply ourselves as best as we can. We’re different players from different clubs and we have to bring that all together to have success with the national team.”

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