Mothwa maintains impressive Bafana record

Veli Mothwa of South Africa challenged by Kabelo Seakanyeng of Botswana during the 2022 International Friendly match between South Africa and Botswana at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg on the 27 September 2022 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

AmaZulu FC goalkeeper Veli Mothwa maintained his impressive record for South Africa’s senior national team on Tuesday evening.

The 31-year-old kept a clean sheet as Bafana Bafana secured a 1-0 win over Botswana in an international friendly match at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

Mothwa has now kept seven consecutive clean sheets for Bafana since he made his debut for the Southern African giants at the 2021 COSAFA Cup.

The Mamelodi-born shot-stopper had replaced Ronwen Williams between the sticks against Botswana and he played a key role in helping his side overcome the Zebras.

Bafana head coach Hugo Broos has indicated that there will be another national team camp later this year and Mothwa will be hoping to be part of the players who will be called up.

According to the Belgian tactician, the camp will be held just before the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, which kicks off on Sunday, November 20.

“There will be a camp as we have confirmation from FIFA that between the 14th and 20th of November is a FIFA period so clubs have to release their players,” Broos said.

“From next week, we can start organizing the camp and look for two new opponents to play.”

Mothwa will now turn his attention to club football with AmaZulu set to face Kaizer Chiefs in an MTN8 semi-final first-leg match at FNB Stadium on Sunday.