Sibongiseni Gumbi
Football Writer
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1 Jun 2016
1:06 pm

Morena to think about Chiefs move

Sibongiseni Gumbi

Bloemfontein Celtic winger Thapelo Morena said the talk of him moving to Kaizer Chiefs this winter will have to take a back seat for now as he puts his full focus on Bafana Bafana.

Thapelo Morena. (Photo by Carl Fourie/Gallo Images)

The Bloemfontein Celtic winger was in inspirational form last season and has reportedly attracted interest from Amakhosi mentor, Steve Komphela.

“No, I can’t talk about that now. I am focusing on the Bafana game. All that talk about moving or not I will get to it when I get time to rest and give it proper thought,” said Morena this week.

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He said he was proud to have made the Bafana team, which he believes is proof that hard work in the only key to success.

“I am grateful for the chance to be in this team. It shows that my hard work is paying off. I just have to keep working hard,” he said.

Bafana’s Caf Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifying campaign is technically a dead beat, but Morena said it could still be rescued if they won both their remaining games – against The Gambia on Saturday and Mauritania in September.

“Yes, as players we know this is very important for the country. We will win the game on Saturday. We have the belief that we can do it. We just have to pull together and everyone in the team must do their best for the country,” said the 22-year-old from Randfontein.

On his chances of making the starting line-up in Shakes Mashaba’s team on Saturday in The Gambia, Morena had this to say: “I just have to prove myself that I can do the job here as well. Prove that I want to be in the starting line-up. Mentality is everything in this game, I will have to be totally focused on this to make it work.”