Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Lebohang Maboe wants to cement his place in the senior national team
Posted: 21 August 2018 Time: 20:30
Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Lebohang Maboe says he dreams of becoming a Bafana Bafana regular.
Maboe, who joined the Absa Premiership champions from Maritzburg United just before the start of the new season, was part of the Bafana side that played in the Cosafa Cup in Polokwane earlier this year.
Maboe has made an impressive start to life with Sundowns, scoring in a 2-0 win over Polokwane City and featuring in all the club’s other matches domestically.
He’s hoping Bafana coach Stuart Baxter is watching.
“That’s what I am looking forward to achieving. It’s one of my dreams actually, to be one of the national team's regular players,” the 23-year-old said.
Baxter is set to announce his squad for the upcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Libya and Seychelles later this month, and Maboe will be hoping he has done enough in recent weeks to earn a call-up.
Bafana are in need of fresh blood after they failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, and the 23-year-old Maboe is one of those players who has what it takes to shine on the international stage.
Maboe, meanwhile, will be in action on Wednesday night when Downs take on Highlands Park in a league match at Loftus Stadium.