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Jomo Cosmos striker Nontshinga dedicates Bafana call-up to late mother

Posted: 3 November 2011 Time: 18:56

Siyabonga Nontshinga says his greatest regret is that his mother and sister are no longer alive to share his achievement of being called up for Bafana Bafana today.

"My mother passed away two years ago and my sister last year," the Jomo Cosmos striker says. "I am now the only breadwinner at home providing for the five members of my family ..."

Nontshinga, who is among the four new faces included in Pitso Mosimane's squad to face Ivory Coast in the Nelson Mandela Challenge in Port Elizabeth next weekend, says he owes his call-up to his boss, Jomo Sono.

"I want to thank 'Bra J' for this achievement," the Port Elizabeth born striker says.

"I feel I owe it all to him and he deserves thanks for everything has done to me since recruiting me to Cosmos this season.

"I wish both my mother and sister were here to share the excitement with me and I want to dedicate this call-up to them."

Article by: Ernest Fakude

Previous comments on this story...

Gucci Man
posted: 07:53 pm
Very touching interview ...
Good luck boy and hoping Pitso will give you a chance to play and grab that chance with both hands .
posted: 08:02 pm
U dnt deserve 2 play 4 Bafana bafana, u n me knw dat very well. Da national team is no longer a team 4 best players bt a development team dat's y dey r always disapointing.
posted: 09:06 pm
Wish u a gud luck boy
Kekana KC
posted: 08:04 am
Vez'ikhanda: 2011-11-03 20:02

He deserves it 100%. I even told my wife when he played against rats that that boy will reach far. I was proved right. He has great potential unlike Ndununu who reach his ceiling.
posted: 12:48 pm
It is through development or identfying potential players like Nontshika that we can have a best Bafana bafana team so lets support our national coach and be patient with him.All de best Notshinga
posted: 01:50 pm
since the pitso doesn't select players on merit so every1 deserves a call up
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