Maboe mindful of Bafana exposure

Posted: 16 October 2018 Time: 14:00

Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Lebohang Maboe believes the exposure at senior national team level will be massive for his career. 

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Maboe has played for Bafana in the COSAFA Cup, but playing in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers comes with much more attention for the former Maritzburg United midfielder.

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Maboe got to start in Bafana's 6-0 victory over Seychelles at FNB Stadium on Saturday, creating goals for Lebogang Mothiba and Dino Ndlovu in the rout.

It was certainly a great performance from the attacking midfielder and he has another opportunity to make his mark when Bafana take on Seychelles again this afternoon.

A win would take Bafana to 10 points at the top of Group E.

"It certainly does (come with exposure). I just have to stay focused and I just have to help the national team whenever I am given the opportunity to. I just have to work hard, that's all I can say," Maboe said to recently after he was called up.

"I want to help the team qualify for AFCON and then everything else will follow."

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Speaking to SAFA media after the Seychelles match at FNB Stadium, Maboe was pleased with his contribution.

"Going into the game, I told myself I have to give it my all. I have to go there and express myself, of which I did very well."

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Bafana last qualified for AFCON in 2015 under former coach Shakes Mashaba. They are in a good position to qualify again. With three games left in the group, Stuart Baxter's men are on seven points. 

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Article by: Tshepang Mailwane

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