Thabo Mosadi of Ajax Cape Town battles for the ball with Luvolwethu Mpeta of Platinum Stars during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 football match between Ajax Cape Town and Platinum Stars at Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town on 30 April 2017 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix
Tuesday Aug 22, 2017. 12:30
Upon his return to Platinum Stars, defender Luvolwethu Mpeta says he still wants to wear the Bafana Bafana jersey.
The 27-year-old made his permanent switch to Dikwena just before the start of the 2017/18 Premier Soccer League season from SuperSport United.
The left-back says his return to the club brings back memories after making his PSL debut in a Dikwena shirt.
Under coach Shakes Mashaba, Mpeta received his maiden national team call-up in 2014 for the 2015 CAF African Cup of Nations Qualfiers.
Speaking exclusively to AfricanFootball.com, the Sterkspruit-born player says he wants to help the club reclaim its glory days.
“The mission is to boost the brand and go back to the days where we used to challenge for trophies,” said Mpeta.
“We want to do good, we want to win a trophy, being runners-up isn't enough and we want to bring back the smiles and that winning mentality in the team, especially for the fans.
“We must fight harder this season. My personal ambition is to do well, represent the country and go overseas.
“That is my personal ambition, to become a regular at Bafana and get a ticket to play overseas.
“I still want to stamp my authority at the left back position in the national team, we have good players such as (Tebogo) Langerman and many others – but I am in for that challenge.”
Despite their 2-0 loss to Maritzburg United in the Absa Premiership on Sunday, Stars are out to bag their first win when they visit Cape Town City on Wednesday night.