Afghan Spin Great And South African Pace Spearhead Among 5 Signings Of MI Cape Town‘They interviewed me under false pretences’: Kelly on Senzo doccie“Might Be the Guy”: Jayawardene Thinks Pakistan Star Can Dethrone Root As Top Test BatterShelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce runs world-leading women’s 100m time, her record sixth race under 10.7 seconds this season“From Gifting Me My First-Ever Bat”: Sachin Tendulkar Posts Pic With Sister On RakhiWATCH: New Lamborghini Urus breaks SUV record on Pikes Peak hill climbSerena Williams begins farewell tour as she loses at the Canadian OpenBesuchen Sie den südafrikanischen Pavillon auf der Automechanika in Frankfurt vom 13. bis 17. September 2022JUST IN: ‘Baby AB’ Brevis joins Cape Town team in T20 leagueOn This Day In 2005, Australian Spin Maestro Shane Warne Became First Bowler To Take 600 Test WicketsCryptocurrency investing a tax minefield in South AfricaBREAKING: All Blacks make big change at flyhalf for Boks rematchCSK-Owned Franchise Ropes In Faf Du Plessis As Marquee Signing For Upcoming CSA T20 LeagueMassive change for passports in South Africa‘Muvhango’ actress Azwimmbavhi Rambuda gets married [VIDEO]West Indies vs New Zealand, 1st T20I: Shimron Hetmyer’s One-Handed Screamer To Send Martin Guptill Packing. WatchBlow to consumer finances in South Africa as tariff hikes and living costs hitFrom Premier to MEC? Sihle Zikalala to head KZN COGTASpotify testing direct ticket salesFIVE key things we realised about Pirates this week
The news is by your side.

Mamelodi Sundowns skipper focused on club not country


Sundowns skipper Themba Zwane opened his 2022/23 campaign with a goal in Sundowns 2-0 win over Cape Town City.

Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Themba Zwane is eager to focus on his club football and improving his ‘numbers’.

Zwane suffered an injury that blighted the second half of last season and hasn’t been able to convince Hugo Broos of his form and fitness.

The Sundowns skipper has missed out on several Hugo Broos squads.

Zwane opened his 2022/23 campaign with a goal in Sundowns 2-0 win over Cape Town City.

Themba Zwane to give his all for Sundowns

Peter Shalulile of Mamelodi Sundowns celebrates with Themba Zwane. Photo: BackpagePix

Zwane insists he is happy at Mamelodi Sundowns and wants to give his all to bring the club more success.

“Obviously, as a player I’m happy. This is a special moment for us as a team, as a family. Masandawana, we want to always dominate and win trophies, even next season we want to dominate,” Zwane said. 

“Honestly, I did well, but I know I can still improve my numbers, because my numbers were very low and I’m looking forward to improving them for next season.”  

Zwane hopes that his legacy will be that of a player who worked hard for his team at every juncture.

“I want to be remembered as a player who was consistent, disciplined and worked hard for his team. A player who was a good example to youngsters. It is all about being consistent and to keep working hard.”  

Hugo Broos not impressed

Broos hasn’t minced his words in explaining why he doesn’t select Zwane or teammate Andile Jali.

“I said it from the beginning, and I’ve said it now, and I’ll say it in two years when I’m still here. I am very sorry, but I don’t see why I should select Jali or Zwane.

“Please do not misunderstand me. Last year when I selected my first squad, everyone was asking me, ‘why didn’t you select Njabulo Ngcobo? He is the best defender?’ Now, look what happened to him at Kaizer Chiefs; he does not play.

“There is also a difference when you play that kind of games and when you play for Bafana Bafana. There you will be confronting players who are playing in Europe. The players in Europe are playing at a different standard in the championship (DStv Premiership).

“You can’t do everything. In my selection (process), there are not many players who play in European championships, but that is, for the moment, something that is not good for South African football. We do not have enough players there [in Europe].

“All the teams that we play have players in Europe; look at Morocco.”

Leave a comment