Kamohelo Mokotjo of South Africa challenged by Ahmed Fahim Ben Ali of Libya during the 2019 African Cup Of Nations Qualifier match between South Africa and Libya at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban on 08 September 2018 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
Tuesday Oct 09, 2018. 16:00
Bafana Bafana midfielder Kamohelo Mokotjo is confident that his time to shine with the national team will come in the near future, having yet to completely convince the South African public of his credentials.
The Brentford-midfielder impressed in the Dutch Eredivisie before his move to England's second tier last year and while his impact at the club has been widely noted, South Africans are yet to persuaded.
Mokotjo, though, is confident in his ability and believes that he will come with the national team having earned the trust of Stuart Baxter following his run-in with former head coach Shakes Mashaba.
“When it comes to the national team, I don’t see it as a struggle. I just think my time will come, and when that time comes I have to be ready. I am already ready, but I just have to keep asking the gaffer questions, keep knocking and I feel I’m doing that,” he is quoted as saying by KickOff.com.
“But, like I said, I think my mentality is my strongest attribute. Of course, there are things in my game that I can improve on, but I prefer to rather start with dealing with issues that are in my mind than focusing on the football things.”
South Africa play host to the Seychelles at the FNB Stadium in Soweto on Saturday in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, before taking on the same opponents in Victoria three days later.