Jantjie is a late bloomer who only shot to prominence in the 2016/17 with Ea Lla Koto, at age 29. Since making his debut for the club against SuperSport United, Jantjie has been a key figure in the attack for the side, playing on both wings.
He does not get on the score sheet often, but he does help provide the goals for his teammates, just as he did in the Nedbank Cup final against Maritzburg United in May when he played the ball in the box for Goodman Dlamini to finish.
At age 29, Jantjie’s chances of playing for Bafana are slim, but he believes anything is possible. He probably would have played a number of times for the country had he been discovered earlier in his career.
“If I can represent my country, I would be bery happy,” he said in the latest edition (issue 494) of KICKOFF Magazine.
“It’s nice to represent the country you are from. If I get that chance, I would be happy because I also that opportunity.
“I grew up watching Bafana Bafana when the likes of Benni [McCarthy] and [Steven] Pienaar were playing. I also dreamt of one day playing for the country.”
Read more on what Janthie had to say about his journey to Free State Stars in the latest KICK OFF - on sale now! Click here to download a digital copy.