The former Orlando Pirates player was in impressive form for Stars on Sunday – scoring a second half goal and playing a key role in the team’s 3-1 victory over Moroka Swallows.
Bafana coach Gordon Igesund and his assistant Thomas Madigage were part of the crowd that watched the match at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace.
In a chat with KickOff.com, Mhlongo says he will continue to work hard to maintain his place in the Stars starting line-up before worrying about anything else.
“I will always do my best during matches and whatever happens will happen. If a national team call-up comes, then one cannot refuse,” he says.
“Playing for one’s country is an honour but you cannot perform well without support from your team mates. The key is to remain consistent for the club.”
Mhlongo’s dream of playing in the 2010 World Cup was shattered after a harsh tackle during a League match left him with a serious knee injury.
He had been a regular player under former Bafana coach Joel Santana, and would have been confident of continuing that run under Carlos Alberto Parreira.