Lebogang Manyama feels no pressure about the lack of national team call-ups and is rather focused on helping Kaizer Chiefs get back to their best.
“There are better midfielders in the country and most are my friends and we talk all the time” said Manyama
Manyama’s last appearance for the South African national team was in 2017 in a FIFA World Cup qualification encounter, having since moved from Cape Town City, to Konyaspor in Turkey and thereafter Chiefs.
“What’s more important, coming from the struggles that I had last season, is to play each and every game and from the position that I play, scoring chances will come, I get a chance in each and every game and it’s a matter of finishing up… And the national team, it doesn’t bother me, because at the end of the day there are so many good midfielders in South Africa that are doing very well, you just have to wait for your chance,” he said.
“But for me what’s important right now is just to take Kaizer Chiefs back to where it belongs. There are still so many games to be played for the national team and if I’m there, fine, if I’m not there, I wish them the best because I am very close with most of them.
“It’s not a train smash but as long as Chiefs are winning I am on the right path,” Manyama concluded .