Nthethe delighted at Bafana return

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Yesterday Gordon Igesund announced his squad to feature in two international friendlies next week against Poland and Kenya.

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"I don’t think I was expecting a call up," Nthethe reveals. "It has been a while since I have played for the national team. I have been in the set-up but haven’t been playing.

"I was surprised but also happy when I found out. It shows that I am doing something good at the club. I wanted to be a part of the Bafana Bafana squad for a long time."

The defender admitted that he had absolutely no idea of the selection.

"No one at the club knew who was going to be called up," he added.

"The coach told us that we must go look at the announcement, I think he knew, and then when the coach [Gordon Igesund] announced it they all congratulated me.

"It was extra special because it happened the day before my birthday so I got an early birthday present.

"I think these games will give me a chance for the Afcon. I just have to do my best, play well and hopefully everything will fall into place."

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