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Shabba: It’s not about me

Siphiwe Tshabalala happy so long as Bafana win

Posted: 30 January 2013 Time: 1:24 pm

Siphiwe Tshabalala does not harbour any hard feelings over no longer being a starter for Bafana Bafana.

The Kaizer Chiefs winger, who made the first XI against Cape Verde in the opening Africa Cup of Nations clash, was not involved in South Africa’s win over Angola and the riveting draw with Morocco.

Despite being a senior statesman in the Bafana set-up, ‘Shabba’ insists that the team’s results are more important than whether he is playing or not.

“I am part of a squad and I know that I will not always get to play. The team has been doing well and all the players must just behind the cause and give it our full support,” he says.

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“It’s not about me, it’s about the team. It’s about us trying to win Afcon and uniting the nation through sport.”

Tshabalala says he will be ready if needed. If I get my chance, I will definitely take it.”

Siboniso Gaxa, who looks set for his first start in the tournament against Mali in the quarter-finals following Anele Ngcongca’s suspension, echoed Shabba’s thoughts.

“We’ve got a great squad here. When you get your chance, you take it. Otherwise you just give all your support to those who are playing.”

Previous comments on this story...

Happy Person
posted: 01:27 pm
Ready for what? you failed this team long time ago. THANKS TO NEIL TOVEY deserving players are now given a chance
DTC Spiritual Owner AKA Jomo Sono
posted: 01:29 pm
Thats a mature, dicipline and dedicated patritic player taking right there. Thanks Shabba for giving support and guidance through other avenues.

You have run your relay and now its time take over the baton and i am happy you have accepted that with humility.

This is bigger than individual. Proudly South African.
Dj Lumeh (Treble Dj...)
posted: 01:31 pm
The sooner we remove all useless tortoises the better,
anyway Nyawana can even with his right leg agaist Mali since Jacop Zuma donated Mali with over R90 million last week for violence which we all know its a brown envelope, i bet Sangweni can score a brace or even a treble (normal word to him)
Ghost Ninja
posted: 01:32 pm
Kaizer Chiefs and South African Football Legend Neil Tovey came out and told the truth about you being a cow. He stopped short of saying we are still paying for that June 2010 goal..."I ARREST MY CASES"
Khosilady
posted: 01:32 pm
Good response Shabba, Khosi Family is behind you all the way!
Malulekecoster
posted: 01:33 pm
Time for shabba to bafana its over
gotze p2
posted: 01:33 pm
klate(indiya) came n went, cale came n went bt u stood firm n i stil believe in u boy kp ur head dwn n work hard ntwana i believ u gna be needed for dc game. Wat a humble player unlike abo migdet who wud first thnk de chairman n tlk aby where dy get paid.
Nuu
posted: 01:33 pm
Yho mara seriously, ubusudlala udoti ndoda. Sifelani kanti, 2010 goal?
Happy Person
posted: 01:33 pm
“I am part of a squad and I know that I will not always get to play.

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You lying, you should still be playing if it wasn't for Neil Tovey .
Champ Thabo Moroto(All Psl Trophies)
posted: 01:34 pm
CHIPOLOPOLO aka CHIBHAKABHAKA nationa Anthem.
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Lumbanyeni Zambia, no kwanga,
Ne cilumba twange tuumfwane,
Mpalume sha bulwi bwa cine,
Twaliilubula.
Twikatane bonse.
Bonse tuli bana ba Africa,
Uwasenaminwa na Lesa,
Nomba bonse twendele pamo,
Twaliilubula.
Twikatane bonse.
Fwe lukuta lwa Zambia lonse,
Twikatane tubyo mutende,
Pamo nga lubambe mu mulu,
Lumbanyeni Zambia.
Twikatane bonse.
Lumbanyeni,
Lesa, Lesa, wesu,
Apale calo,
Zambia, Zambia, Zambia.
Fwe bantungwa
Mu luunga lwa calo.
Lumbanyeni Zambia.
Twikatane bonse.

MIMINAfela tltltltltl
councim01cha
posted: 01:36 pm
Shaba you are playing noncense.you wiil stay on the bench till finish.you must blame your self.your fish and chiefs franchise make you big headed(.hlala kwabafileyo.)
Nebo
posted: 01:37 pm
He 's tired bathong ba modimo.

But i blame Tortoises fc anyway please can sumone speak to Bobby Motoung to fix de grass on his stadium, lease Hobbos.
Champions League 2nd Star (Back-To-Back Double Treble Success)
posted: 01:37 pm
Just enjoy SAFA money Shabba, Sangweni and co. will make you enjoy bonus after Afcon which most probably will be your last..!!

Sit down, boy, Sit down..!!
El Kampion
posted: 01:38 pm
75 CAPS

10 GOALS...an attacking midfielder?....uyanya wena

asina skhathi sokudlala....

Now you must come join us on the stands,uzo shaya i-vuvuzela

In leglet one, the nation doesn't have a player
2nd STAR-BOUND-TOLLY
posted: 01:38 pm
You have failed us. Even to sit on the bench is a favour, you deserve to be sitting next to Lebese and Masango as we speak.
Guilty
posted: 01:39 pm
problem GI was playing u off position i.e left wing. Shabba at Chiefs plays right flank cutting deep while messmerizing the likes of Chiefs n rats etc. it was evident on the Cape Verde he misses the position as he switched with Phala; Im still not impressed withPhala's run dat dnt produce the decent cross; secowlela style.........................
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 01:39 pm
Relax Shabba....take it easy....You are part of the squad and let the haters hate....South Africa love you....Soweto loves you...Kaizer Chiefs value you.

Keep motivating the boys.....and put one at the back of the net when you come in against Mali..
skyxen
posted: 01:40 pm
He might say that but deep inside ...
As for rightback position I fancy Matlaba over Gaxa, one of the 2010 world cup failers, with Shabba Modise, Mphela Dikgacoi in the mix. Khune is the only player who's still alive since 2010 world cup
Champ Thabo Moroto(All Psl Trophies)
posted: 01:40 pm
Chipolopolo rats can you please concentrate on your useless team and leave our BB alone. That's a mature comment, unlike a well know necklace thief who would say, "I don't care if the coach doesn't play me, I play for piretes after all".

That midget will play for BB in his wet dreams.... Humble yourself ..Ikokobetse
Piratesmy religion
posted: 01:41 pm
siyabonga u Neil Tovey, u have reached a sell by date, if u playing for sundowns, those idiots suppoters as rain cookper called the, would have booed u. abo phefeni glamour girl would be calling names. lets wait and see
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