Kaizer Chiefs defender Given Msimango has given a response after he was recently snubbed by Hugo Broos.
The 26-year-old initially made Broos’ 36-man preliminary squad for Bafana Bafana’s international friendlies against Namibia and DR Congo however he was axed when the squad was trimmed down to 23.
Msimango has had a challenging start to the season at Kaizer Chiefs, forming a new centre-back partnership with Thatayoni Dithlokwe.
The former TS Galaxy told the media that he was happy that two of his friends Mlungisi Mbunjana and Bathusi Aubaas, made the final Bafana squad.
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“My heart was warm when I saw Mbunjana and Aubaas were selected. They are people I am close to and we all had ambitions to play for Bafana. I was delighted they were there, we had a few conversations. It was much-deserved and for Mbunjana long overdue. For me it is just to continue doing good work for Kaizer Chiefs,” said Msimango
“There are five months to the Afcon and it is about the performances you put in. You cannot fool the South African population, they love the game. That is what I am focusing on (my performances).”
In the past two games, Msimango has had solid games for Kaizer Chiefs especially against Mamelodi Sundowns in the first leg of the MTN8 semi-final. The former Galaxy man has three big games coming later this month to prove himself to Broos and his technical team.
Kaizer Chiefs host Royal AM this Saturday before travelling away to play SuperSport United next week Wednesday. Their biggest game of the season is against Sundowns on 23 Spetember as the two teams clash in the second leg of the MTN8.