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Phakaaathi Reporter
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24 Jan 2017
1:40 pm

Zwane eyeing Bafana return and league title

Phakaaathi Reporter

Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Themba Zwane wants to see his side retain the Absa Premiership title.

Themba Zwane of Mamelodi Sundowns (Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix)

Zwane has outlined personal goals and his wishes for Sundowns in the second half of the season. Mshishi as the midfielder is known in football circles hopes to help Bafana Bafana qualify for the 2018 World Cup qualify.

“After the semi-final win we started believing that winning the trophy was possible. Even though we had great respect for Zamalek and all that they had achieved, we really believed this was our time.

“To play in Egypt in front of such passionate fans is inexplicable, I cannot put it into words. It was a dream come true to reach and win the final of a CAF Champions League.”

“(My ambition is) to help the team retain our PSL title and to attempt to go deep into the CAF Champions League again. Personally, I would like to push for a national team recall,” adds the Tembisa-born player.

“Yes, it would be a dream come true to play in Russia 2018 (FIFA World Cup), the biggest stage in football. I will work daily to achieve it.

“Yes, playing overseas is a dream every ambitious player should have. English league fascinates me because of the different cultures and nationalities plying their trade there. My favourite team is Arsenal because they play football in a way that excites me.”