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Thamsanqa Sangweni concedes Chippa United captaincy contains added pressure

Posted: 19 August 2016 Time: 14:50

Chippa United midfielder Thamsanqa Sangweni has admitted to feeling more pressure following his appointment as the club's new captain.

Sangweni was Wednesday announced as The Chilli Boys' new skipper for the 2016/17 season, ending speculation on his future with the club.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns central midfielder has admitted that the armband brings added pressure to his game, however, has welcomed the promotion with the help of his experienced teammates.

"I'm very happy [with being handed the captaincy] but, at the same time, being captain comes with it's territory of pressure," Sangweni tells KickOff.com.

"But obviously the support I'm getting from my teammates, since I'm now captain, is huge. 

"Though there is pressure, I don't feel it that much because of guys like Andile Mbenyane and James Okwaouso, who are both my vice captains.

"They have been good to me, and together we discuss everything that we are trying to do in the team."

Meanwhile, the 27-year-old also feels his selection into the Bafana Bafana setup is out of his control and insists he is fully focussed on his club duties.

"What I'm focusing on right now is to play for Chippa United, and i can't force myself to be called up for Bafana Bafana so I can't talk too much about that," he adds. 

"What I have to do is focus solely on my team and, if I get a call-up in the near future, I will focus on that.

"But at that this point in time, my sights are set on the team doing well in this coming season."

Article by: Robin-Duke Madlala
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