Usuthu star Mothwa relishes France clash

Bruce Bvuma with Veli Mothwa during the 2022 International Friendly South Africa Press Conference and Training at the Dobsonville Stadium, Soweto on the 21 March 2022 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

AmaZulu FC goalkeeper Veli Mothwa is looking forward to South Africa’s international friendly match against world champions France which will be played on Tuesday.

The 31-year-old captained Bafana Bafana against Guinea on Friday and he kept a clean sheet as the friendly game ended in a 0-0 draw at Guldensporen Stadion in Belgium.

Therefore, Mothwa maintained his impressive record for the national team having kept six clean sheets from six matches.

The lanky shot-stopper was pleased with the Bafana’s performance despite the team missing several goalscoring opportunities.

“As the South African captain with the team that played today, we played very well with the instructions that we got from the coach and then everything went very well,” Mothwa said.

“So with the new player(s), who just played his first cap today, (Athenkosi) Gcaba, and then with so many chances that we missed, I think we looking forward to the next game that we are going play.

“But so far today, it was a good game and then somewhere somehow we need to fix what we broke. But I think with the coach [Hugo Broos] and his ideas, everything’s gonna be fine.”

Mothwa also played an instrumental role in helping Bafana win the 2021 Cosafa Cup in Gqeberha which was formerly known as Port Elizabeth.

The encounter between Bafana and France will be played at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Villeneuve d’Ascq. Kick-off is at 21h15 CAT.