Bafana Bafana striker Lebo Mothiba has revealed why he chooses Mamelodi Sundowns over the likes of Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs.
Mothiba is currently in camp for Bafana as they will face DR Congo on Tuesday and says he would like to play for Sundowns.
The RC Strasbourg striker, Mothiba in France was part of Sundowns juniors before heading to Europe.
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The 27-year-old Bafana hitman, Mothiba played for Sundowns development as a defender prior to joining Diambars Academy, which set him up for a move to France at the age of 18.
After doing well for French Ligue 1 outfit LOSC Lille, he was quickly snapped up by Strasbourg for a €4 million transfer fee.
“But here in South Africa my team, my home is Sundowns. I’m following them even that side, every time they play I follow the games, I watch them, they can play,” Mothiba said per iDiski Times.
“When I was here before I left, before I went to Diambars Academy, I was playing for Mamelodi Sundowns. Sundowns have been my team since I was young, I was playing U10, U11 but then I was a centre-back before moving forward.”
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Despite his love for Sundowns, the lanky hitman said he is mainly focused on his career in Europe.
Looking at his Bafana career, Mothiba has scored four goals in his first five games for the national side, the last of which came back in 2018 in a 1-1 draw against the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
“After football, after my career I am coming back to South Africa to live here, that’s always been my goal, play there, come back to South Africa after my career,” Mothiba said.
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“My focus for now is Europe, playing in Europe, I’ve never thought of coming back here to play here. But you never know, anything is possible.”