Thanduyise Khuboni tells Goal.com that he is more concerned about saving his contract with Golden Arrows than his worries about not making the final Afcon squad for South Africa
Khuboni was part of the 2010 South African squad, but unfortunately did not make the cut for the 2013 Afcon. The Durban born player said he wants to come back strong this season and prove his quality.
“My greatest concern at the moment is that my contract is coming to an end. That is the reason I am planning to make this one of my best seasons I have ever had,” said Khuboni.
Khuboni said not making the cut has made him stronger and he still hopes that there is a role that he can contribute in the Bafana Bafana setup in the near future.
“It's quite hurtful, but I must say that I have learnt to accept the situation and keep my head high. Nothing is personal and I believe that the coach had his reasons for not choosing me.
“I am a strong believer that everything happens for a reason. Let us not forget that there is still the 2014 World Cup ahead and maybe that is what I am made for (getting back into the team),” he laughed.
His club Golden Arrows is currently sitting in 13th position in the Premier Soccer League, which to him is a big challenge as he feels the club is close to relegation.
“I am not happy with our log position. We need to push very hard when we come back and I am hoping that the experience that I have gained in the Bafana setup in the past years will assist us and some other upcoming players as well,” added Khuboni.