Shabba: It’s not about me

Siphiwe Tshabalala happy so long as Bafana win

Posted: 30 January 2013 Time: 01:24 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.”

Article by: Melissa Reddy

Previous comments on this story...

Sir eeemzaa-walikhosi
posted: 01:53 pm
I once met Sbongile Sangweni in hatfield and I said.

Me: "Hi syabonga?

Sangweni: "Thanks to my family, my teammates and supporters, sawubona ndoda"

Me: "How are you?"

Sangweni: "Thanks to my family, my teammates and supporters, ngiyaphila ndoda and wena?"

Me: " I'm fine, what you doing here?"

Sangweni : "Thanks to my family, my teammates and supporters, ngizothenga"

K4L : let's hear
Champ stunner! (akula 2nd star ezothathwa lah)
posted: 01:53 pm
Sum cows dnt evn go to the stadiums, but they speak of blowing vuvuzela on the stands with a player. anyway keep ur head up boy tovey needs to pay skul fees for his kids
Champions League 2nd Star (Back-To-Back Double Treble Success)
posted: 01:53 pm
Gordon exposed Shabba badly by not picking deserving wingers like Klate, Segolela and Myeni. He wanted to show the nation how average he is. He even use the striker in his position. That is snubbing a player at its best..!!
mno
posted: 01:53 pm
If it wasn't for the Legendary Neil Tovey, this thing would still be in that starting 11. Neil Tovey is a Hero
El Kampion
posted: 01:55 pm
Chippa Mpegesi can send this Oscar Pistorious Bafana version parking before he even put his right boot at training and tell him " Your right foot is not fit to wear the boot"
... joe banana.....
posted: 01:55 pm
CHAMP Tolly

posted: 01:44 pm | Report

Please also, do me a favour, on your way out of BB take ParCow with you.
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chiefs players going to Brazil 2014:
Itumeleng Khune
Siboniso Gaxa
Morgan Gould (new BB captain)
Erick Mathoho
Tshepo Masilela
Siphiwe Tshabalala
Reneilwe Letsholonyana
Thuso Phala*
Bernard Parker
Lehlohonolo Majoro

its nice being part of the khosi family.....foes are so so bitter!
Anti-Zebra
posted: 01:56 pm
Dear Simphiwe Tshabalala

You are a cow.

Your Faithfully
Anti Zebra
Gucci Man
posted: 01:57 pm
Dooba JCW

posted: 01:49 pm | Report
But for Shaba i blame the endless endorsements that also killed Teko... our players are not mentally ready to juggle business in the field with business off the field... plus ntwana you were just overworked becuase of the shortage of effective wingers i.e. we have in effective so-called natural wingers or whatever they call them, and they all play for gorilla fc, Klate being the most successful failure, avarage to the core...the less we mention Sekgcolela the better cos this Khoisan cost us the game in Cairo!
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Yhaaaa Tlou Segoelela is a real COW . My granny would have scored that simple goal. I'm glad he was axed immediately after we drew with Egypt . He's useless.....like his team-mate Ndulula
Diane Klate is good for AmaBeneplaas ,and a reserve league like Mayambela , who is a leading goal scorer now in the reserve league for U/19....he's not a Bafana material period .
Ghost Ninja
posted: 01:59 pm
Ericko
posted: 01:52 pm | Report
Shaba, you are the man. Only ppl that started following soccer recently who does not know what u have offered the country. Only a jelous person who is against that. Only a disturbed person who does know that players performance is not always the same. Just soldier on u have achieved a lot that ur critics did not achieve.

Good luck!!!!

@ Ericko may u pls tell us what Shabba has offered the country?
LungsterBUCS!
posted: 02:00 pm
Chiefs fans tried 2 kill Modise;s football career not knowing the future of thier tshabalala... kwakukubi nakuthi whn chiefs fans booed king Teko on a bafana match..
Champions League 2nd Star (Back-To-Back Double Treble Success)
posted: 02:01 pm
And please take the following players with you as you leave our squad in peace:
Siboniso Gaxa
Tshepo Masilela
Siphiwe Tshabalala
Reneilwe Letsholonyana
Bernard Parker
Kagisho Dikgacoi

We no longer need dead wood in our squad.!!!
Bizzabo1
posted: 02:01 pm
Erickoposted: 01:52 pm | Report Shaba, you are the man. Only ppl that started following soccer recently who does not know what u have offered the country. Only a jelous person who is against that. Only a disturbed person who does know that players performance is not always the same. Just soldier on u have achieved a lot that ur critics did not achieve.

Good luck!!!!
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err boss I have been following soccer for a very long time, what has the leglet done in his entire career or rather in your own words the nation?
BlackJ
posted: 02:02 pm
pirates fans ur still crying foul cos of jali and myeni, shame wake up this is bafana bafana not pirates, you can sit here all day writing your crap but one things remains in bafana we believe
El Kampion
posted: 02:02 pm
Erickoposted: 01:52 pm | Report
Shaba, you are the man. Only ppl that started following soccer recently who does not know what u have offered the country. Only a jelous person who is against that. Only a disturbed person who does know that players performance is not always the same. Just soldier on u have achieved a lot that ur critics did not achieve.

Good luck!!!!
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If you were to tell someone who have been in exile for the past 40 years, what will you tell them about Shabba's contribution to Bafana

let me help you:

Give them stats and example

passes
assists
tap ins
goals
righ foot passes
right foot goals

In Neil tovey lies the nation's hope and trust...am proudly South African, thank you Neil
... joe banana.....
posted: 02:02 pm
ChampTrebleManiacMopheme

posted: 01:53 pm | Report

Gordon exposed Shabba badly by not picking deserving wingers like Klate, Segolela and Myeni. He wanted to show the nation how average he is. He even use the striker in his position. That is snubbing a player at its best..!!
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ha ha ha , deserving wingers? ha ha ha, yeah right! ki ki ki ki ki ki! those three were snubbed, shabba was included in Afcon squad, and WILL BE going to BRAZIL, while khoisan will be back at home chasing chickens for his gogo, mazinyo will be trying out dentures borrowed from uncle Moowneeb. as for klate, he will be at the mountains being initiated to become, at last, part of the apache tribe. ki ki ki ki ki (SNUBBED?...)
Gucci Man
posted: 02:04 pm
ChampTrebleManiacMopheme

posted: 01:53 pm | Report
Gordon exposed Shabba badly by not picking deserving wingers like Klate, Segolela and Myeni. He wanted to show the nation how average he is. He even use the striker in his position. That is snubbing a player at its best..!!
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Gordon Ingesund exposed Andile Jali by excluding him in the AFCON , then Furman is doing much better job ,
Thanks to Gordon for excluding these COWS in our camp Klate ,Segoelela, Moeneeb Josephs even after he went to MADEA to complain ,
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 02:05 pm
LungsterBUCS!posted: 02:00 pm | Report

Chiefs fans tried 2 kill Modise;s football career not knowing the future of thier tshabalala... kwakukubi nakuthi whn chiefs fans booed king Teko on a bafana match.
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Uyusinyela wena amsimba amnyama futhi......We are not hooligans thina,,,,we have never burnt a stadium like you did.....we have never thrown toilet seats onto the pitch like you did.....

ungasizeli ngamawaza la..uzohamba kancane tsotsi.
Nkosibucs
posted: 02:06 pm
Ey ey ey Nyawana admmit it it's about you who have been nothing but burden to the national team. DTC to be continue....
... joe banana.....
posted: 02:06 pm
ChampTrebleManiacMopheme

posted: 02:01 pm | Report

And please take the following players with you as you leave our squad in peace:
Siboniso Gaxa
Tshepo Masilela
Siphiwe Tshabalala
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ha ha ha, so there are now two Shabbas in BB? ki ki ki ki....give them nightmares Shabba! MORONS! ki ki ki ki
kaizer chiefs no:1 in the UK
posted: 02:06 pm
You will get your chance son unlike the jewellery thieves
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