Thembinkosi Sekgaphane
Phakaaathi Digital Administrator
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15 Mar 2018
3:16 pm

Stephens disappointed with Bafana snub 

Thembinkosi Sekgaphane

Cape Town City goalkeeper Sage Stephens is disappointed with not getting a Bafana Bafana call-up for the four nations tournament.

A visibly disappointed Sage Stephens of Cape Town City after loosing to Chiefs during the Absa Premiership match between Kazier Chiefs and Cape Town City FC at FNB Stadium on February 17, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Gallo Images)

Stephens has kept 11 clean sheets from Benni McCarthy’s side this season.

On Wednesday night, the goalkeeper helped City progress to the quarterfinals of the Nedbank Cup at the expense of Orlando Pirates, having kept another clean sheet from this match.

“For me, it is to keep doing it consistently looking at obviously getting into the national team, that is a dream of mine,” Stephens told Phakaaathi.

“That is my dream to represent the national team, unfortunately it didn’t happen right now for the upcoming tournament but it is more motivation for me now to keep working hard.”

Stephens has managed to make the number one jersey his at City, keeping the more experienced Shuaib Walters on the bench.

“He and I have a good relationship, you wouldn’t say that we are competing for the same spot, he gives me advice. We have a good relationship off the field, but I still work hard and try to get more game time.”