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Platinum Stars coach Freese: Mpontshane and Mpeta deserved Bafana call-ups for Afcon qualifiers against Sudan Nigeria

Posted: 4 November 2014 Time: 13:08

Platinum Stars coach Allan Freese is delighted that two of his players in Luvolwethu Mpeta and Siyabonga Mpontshane have been named in the Bafana Bafana squad to play Sudan and Nigeria.

READ: Bafana squad to face Sudan, Nigeria

Freese admits that Mpontshane, who played all 40 League and cup games last season, didn’t have the best of starts this term but he has now recovered to reclaim the number one jersey from Kabelo Dambe.

“I was very happy with the way Mpontshane played against Chiefs [in the Telkom Knockout] and as for Mpeta, he’s been consistent for us so I’m very happy for the two players because they deserve the call ups,” he tells

Out of the 40 games ‘Dikwena’ played last season, Mpeta started 32 and as for this season, he has been ever present having started all 14 League and cup games so far.

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posted: 2014-11-04 11:23:58

Mpontshane played one good game(chiefs game)and his in the squad,I'm glad for Mpeta for making the selection and I believe Gumede would have been there as well if his position(CB)wasn't that packed

** Mrango **
posted: 2014-11-04 11:24:31

Yes, they do.

posted: 2014-11-04 11:27:29

Okay Coach......

posted: 2014-11-04 11:44:36

Would your boys been selected had they not beaten Chiefs? I doubt. Are they in form or did they only play good because they were playing Chiefs, like most players? I personally don't know but I have my doubts.

Chief Murphy
posted: 2014-11-04 12:19:16

Heh that means swallows players deserve to be in BB

posted: 2014-11-04 12:34:04

Yes Mpeta is a good left back but we have Matlaba, Masilela and Phungwayo on that position just that I am not so sure about Khuzwayo.

posted: 2014-11-04 12:34:47

Mean khumalo

Ayidle Izishiyele!!!
posted: 2014-11-04 14:51:59

Dikmol  They actually didn't play that good they just parked the BUS

Ayidle Izishiyele!!!
posted: 2014-11-04 14:54:18

bucs_diva3  its no use selecting an older Mashamaite and not play him, rather select Gumede coz I belive he is still much younger then he can learn a thing a two about wearing a national team

posted: 2014-11-05 15:50:48

Thats so true  man but remember what number  is allowed in the national team

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