Daine Klate set to make second start for Bafana Bafana against Mozambique
Posted: 15 November 2016 Time: 17:16
Bafana Bafana midfielder Daine Klate will this evening run out for only his second-ever start for the senior national team.
Klate has since been named in acting coach Owen da Gama's starting line-up for the international friendly against Mozambique in Maputo. Kick-off is at 19h00.
The 31-year-old Bidvest Wits attacker has waited more than 11 years to get his second full international cap, since starting for Stuart Baxter's Bafana at the Concacaf Gold Cup in 2005.
Klate was last month called up to the national team for the first time in three years, after contributing a career-best 12 goals and 15 assists as Wits finished second behind reigning Absa Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns.
This term, the most decorated footballer in modern PSL history with five league titles has picked up where he left off and already has three goals and four assists to his name for the 2016/17 season.
The former junior international was handed his senior debut on 13 July 2005, coming on as a 66th-minute substitute in a 1-1 draw against Guatemala in Houston, USA.
Four days later, Klate started and lasted 82 minutes, before being replaced by Reagan Noble, as Bafana drew 1-1 with Panama and eventually lost 6-5 on penalties to be eliminated from the competition.
Since then, the former SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates winger has made only 10 more substitute appearances for Bafana, amassing a total of 202 minutes, the last of which came in their 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over Senegal on Saturday.