Bafana Bafana and Chippa United right-back Diamond Thopola has revealed that the squad is highly motivated ahead of a friendly international against Angola set to take place at Buffalo City Stadium in East London on Tuesday, 28 March 2017.
Bafana Bafana under the tutelage of caretaker coach, Owen Da Gama brushed aside Guinea-Bissau 3-1 over the weekend and should be high on confidence following the moral boosting win.
Thopola has been in the Bafana Bafana picture for the past year but is yet to make his official debut for Bafana.
“In football the most important thing is to give your all at training. I am patiently waiting for my chance, if I get the nod I will grab it with both hands, and if not I will support my teammates. The team comes first.
“There is a good vibe at camp at the present moment. We are all there for one another and it showed on the pitch on Saturday,” says Thopola.
He warned that they have to move on from the victory on Saturday and focus on the next game; “We are all excited going to the next game following a win on Saturday. Everyone is motivated. It is a new game and Saturday’s result is in the past, we are fully focused on the next one.
‘Diamond & Dorings’ as Thopola is affectionately known to chippautdfc.co.za revealed that they received a warm welcome from the fans in East London on their arrival on Sunday afternoon.
“People in East London and surrounding areas are passionate about football, having been here with Chippa United a number of times. You could see at the airport what it means to have the national team playing here after so many years. It was heart-warming to get such a welcome,” continued Thopola.
The Chippa United vice captain has also been sharing the experience in East London with his Bafana teammates; A few of them have been asking about the vibe at our games, so I have been sharing a lot with them ahead of the game.
“I told them that the stadium will be packed and they will be backing us from the first minute, and all we have to do is to give our all on the pitch,” added Thopola.
Kick off for the game is at 19h30.