Luther Singh eager to give his best for Bafana Bafana


Singh's inclusion in Bafana was warranted after his fine individual displays at the CAF U-20 Championships in Zambia, where Thabo Senong's side finished third and sealed their place at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in May.

Although he didn't feature in Bafana's friendly match against Guinea-Bissau, which the home side won 3-1 at Durban's Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday, Singh is expected to get a run out in today's friendly against Angola.

Interim coach Owen da Gama promised that all players would get a chance across the two matches, with the two teenagers Singh and Phakamani Mahlambi virtually guaranteed game-time.

Singh, who was also a star during the Cosafa U-20 championships last year in Rustenburg, kept many players on their toes in Zambia, and says taking men on is an integral part of his game as he aims to create chances for himself and his teammates.

"Well, that's my game and I'm a winger, so you always get an incident where you're one-on-one and that it is where you win the game for your team," said Singh.

"I know when I have a one-on-one opportunity I have to take it to help the team, because if I don't score I can create for someone else by eliminating one or two players.

"So I always have confidence to take on players because I'm very good at it."

The former GAIS attacker says Brazilian winger Robinho was one player he used to admire while growing up, as his game was based on fearless dribbling and taking the initiative for his team.

Singh adds that a player that he looks up to now is Keagan Dolly, and says he is delighted to play alongside him in the senior national team.

"I always looked up to Robinho but now my favourite player is Keagan Dolly. He's an excellent, exciting player and he's doing well for himself.

"I mean you can see the football he's playing now and the football he was playing at Mamelodi Sundowns, it's nice. For me, being with him in the national team is something that I'm happy about, and also to see him in person and the player that he is.

"In all the matches that he plays he gives his best and he brings some excitement into the game."

Kick-off of the sold-out clash at the Buffalo City Stadium in East London is set for 19h00.