Mbuyane is still on Cloud Nine after receiving positive feedback about his performance when he came on for Sweden based midfielder Lance Davids in the 68th minute and proceeded to put the ball between the legs of a Paraguay defender.
Speaking in to snl24.com/kickoff, the former Ga-Rankuwa United player says he was motivated by the words from coach Carlos Alberto Parreira and the presence of his family, especially his mother, at Super Stadium in Atteridgeville.
_quote“The coach told me to get in and enjoy myself. The first touch was very important to me. When the South American defender confronted me, I remembered the coach’s words and decided to put the ball between his legs.
“I never realized that my dream to play for Bafana Bafana would come so early and that I would play against a big team like Paraguay.
“Training with the likes of Aaron Mokoena, Benni McCarthy and other overseas based players was unbelievable feeling and a great experience for me.
“Playing in my home town in Pretoria also motivated me. My sisters, brothers and my mother were all at the stadium and I didn’t want to disappoint them.”
Now with two caps for Bafana, Mbuyane says he intends to make this a season one to remember with Free State Stars.
“Our chances of winning the League are slim, but we’ve had a great season so far. We are all now focusing on winning the Nedbank Cup.”