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Mamelodi Sundowns’s Aubrey Modiba eyeing Bafana Bafana call-ups

Mamelodi Sundowns winger Aubrey Modiba is still hopeful of receiving more call-ups to the national team, Bafana Bafana.

Modiba says age is still on his side and he believes his time will come to catch the eye of the current coach Hugo Broos.

‘Postman’ has had a great season with Masandawana where he scored crucial goals for the five-time DStv Premiership champions.

Under Broos, the 26-year-old has not really had the best of luck and last time around, he was named in Bafana’s provisional squad in the recent 2-1 loss to Morocco in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

Despite his stellar displays for the Tshwane giants, the Limpopo-born campaigner failed to impress the Belgian tactician but it seems he is not disheartened.

“When you are doing well you expect to get a call-up and when coach Stuart (Baxter) said those words, it was disappointing to hear that but I respect that and I respect him. He coached me at SuperSport and we won trophies together,” said Modiba as per Phakaaathi.

“I’m still young and I think I still have a chance to play for Bafana. I was in the preliminary squad and not seeing your name in the final squad is disappointing because, with the few games that I have played, I thought that would be enough for me to make the team.”

The former SuperSport United left-footed player added that his mission is to don the national team shirt and rub shoulders with top international players.

“I really want to go back to Bafana and do well because when you play for the national team, you are rubbing shoulders with big players who are doing well and you always want to be in that space so you can improve your game,” he added.

“Coaches have different beliefs, it’s normal, and at that time coach Baxter said I could not make the squad because of that and it was his belief and philosophy which I respect.

“But the fact of the matter is that I play in many positions even one game and for me, that is easy because I am used to changing positions – I’m always ready to play anywhere.”

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