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Maritzburg United midfielder Delron Buckley 'shocked' by Bafana Bafana call-up

Posted: 2 October 2012 Time: 16:10

Delron Buckley says he was shocked when he heard of his recall to Bafana Bafana for the friendly games against Poland and Kenya and "doesn't know what to say".

"It was five years ago that I last played. This is soccer, you never know what is around the corner do you?" laughed Buckley, clearly enjoying the moment.

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The Maritzburg United man has 72 Bafana caps and 10 goals, but his last appearance in the green and gold was a seven minute cameo (on for Steven Pienaar) on June 21, 2008, away to Sierra Leone in an Africa Cup of Nations/World Cup qualifier, which Bafana lost 0-1.

"I was shocked when I got to training at 3pm today and the guys started congratulating me," he says.

"I guess I have been playing well and this must have impressed the coach.

"I have always kept the door open to play for Bafana and I always honoured my call-ups. It has always been an honour to represent my country."

Buckley, who will be 35 in December, joined Maritzburg at the start of the season after 18 years in Europe, and has added a wealth of experience to Ernst Middendorp's promising squad.

The former Borussia Dortmund, Bochum and Arminia Bielefeld player has been on fire, scoring twice in a shock win over Mamelodi Sundowns, and has won three Man of the Match awards in the six games Maritzburg have played this season.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 04:59 pm
He is doing well. But am not sure if he should be called considering his age. His contribution will be short term
posted: 05:18 pm
I agree with you Sankara
posted: 05:30 pm
I think he gave it all and was always available never quit when we needed him was there unlike the other coloured fellows who played when it suite them but then again he is too old and he has not played best football in past year and even now I think we have better players that can do better than him like Jali. If he plays badly people are going to be all over him better to reject now than to be chased away by fans
Khosi until Khoza fill that gap with one of Joseph's fake teeth
Nespray is a movie star look alike coach
posted: 07:00 pm

Delron Buckly, your far better than Nywana...infact its n insult for me to drag your name in the same mud as LEFTY...Gordon Igesund must jus relegate Lefty to the stands, and the likes abo-Manqele wil score for BB. Pacow is not good enaf for our senior team...if he realy wants to continue donning the national team colurs...he must go to home affairs n decrease his age again...

i remember one time i n Pacow wre went job seeking...he was 27 yrs at the time n i was to 29 n Parcow is 26....this means he throw away 10 full yrs of his life

hehehe, i hve Pacows dom-paas n his soccer age does not correspond wth his dom-paas yrs....i am going to expose lenja....always put in mind that Pacows first born is now 23, this means pacow made a child while he was 3 doesnt make sence unles of cause if the mada of the 1st born was madam J

stop reporting me mesunuuu....m here to stay, so deal wth it

i wil create anada account, your waisting your energy n time migodoyi ndini
Nespray is a movie star look alike coach
posted: 07:08 pm

Sankara and Charoite

Gordon said the criteria to select playas is fit n on form. if Gordon thinks Delron fit this criteria so can you. let Gordon work wth the playas dat can best play his philosophy...age has nothing to do wth the national national team level, we want instant result, we dnt want a situation wherby playas go to BB camp without being called...lets avoid the obvius

the other positive abt Buckly return is that he is going to relegate LEFT to the stands....this realy deserve some bells....

one by one monkeys are chasd out of the national team....Gordon is realy building BB
Nespray is a movie star look alike coach
posted: 07:19 pm

u cant replace Buckly wth Jali....they play diferent positions...Jali replaces Colo-BUS monkey Yeye and Buckly replaces LEFTY Sphukuphuku (xaba). wen Ronwen Willians heals he wil replace Khudu in the goal post, Jele is gonna make that right back position his...Cowxa career is dead n buried. Thato Mokeke of Ajax must be called in the national team to make his dream of playing wth his hero "NTSIMBI" for Cowld he wil never don the national team colurs again....he signed for Chiempanzis not knowing his career is on the Madam J is holding his carreer hostage in the underground Facility...where Masilelas career is also been strangle in the DARK TUNNELS n dying a painful death....

madam j is realy the assasin of ama-careers....
Gcwabe(The Bank Robber)
posted: 05:55 am
Nespray u were concieved through the anus and u survived abortion masende akho!
gotze p2
posted: 06:11 am
yoh dc nestam is a real fool yeses, keskhona abantu abangasile kanje la mcm
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