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Mothwa – It Means A Lot To Me

AmaZulu goalkeeper Veli Mothwa says he is ready to carry the responsibility of captain after being named to lead Bafana Bafana at the Cosafa Cup.

Mothwa, who is yet to be capped by his country, though was called up to Molefi Ntseki’s last Bafana Bafana squad before he was replaced by Hugo Broos, was named to lead the squad on the weekend.

The team will be coached by Bafana assistant Helman Mkhalele, with Broos still in Europe.

Mothwa, who was superb last season for both Chippa United and AmaZulu, says it feels good to be named as team leader.

“I was not expecting that. But I feel good to be the captain for Bafana,” Mothwa told SAFA media.

“It’s gonna be a heavy one. And it’s gonna be a good one also, because when you are captain, when things are a bit tough, you need to step up and lift up the players that you’re playing with.

“And then carrying the nation as a captain, people are looking for you for what are you doing on the field, what are you do off the field. So being a captain of the nation, it means a lot to me actually. But it comes with a lot of weight.”

You can read a full exclusive interview with Mothwa, where chats about his season with AmaZulu and how he feels about Kaizer Chiefs’ CAF Champions League final that could see Usuthu dropping gout of the Champions League, in this week’s iDiski Times – available in English and Zulu.