Macuphu reflects on rise


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Macuphu was signed by Wits at the beginning of the campaign from Chippa United, having only joined the PE-based club in January from National First Division side Jomo Cosmos.

He scored four goals in 15 appearances for the Chilli Boys, and has already netted twice this season for the Students in five games.

The 29-year-old was rewarded with a maiden Bafana call-up for the AFCON qualifier with Libya, albeit on late notice as a replacement for injured France-based hitman Lebo Mothiba.

Mothiba didn't feature in the goalless draw at Moses Mabhida Stadium last weekend but enjoyed his time with the national team in Durban.

"In this camp I picked up a lot, the experience counts a lot," Macuphu tells

"Being this was my first experience being part of the setup and seeing how the coaches are working, it was a good experience.

"Having said that, you know how football is. If you keep on working hard, you believe in yourself and your ability, and the coach has faith in you, nothing will stop you.

"For me, right now my next target, to be honest, is to close off the first round with at least five or six goals and then I'll take it from there."

Macuphu, who was one of five Wits players in the Bafana camp, is returning to the Clever Boys with renewed enthusiasm.

"Always it's about hard work," he said.

"But going back with the experience that I got this week from Bafana, obviously I'll be hyped up with the intention of doing well for my team."

Log leaders Wits next visit Maritzburg United at Harry Gwala Stadium on Saturday night (18h00).