Mphela: I am not bitter for being left out for Bafana

Sundowns’ Katlego Mphela reveals the reason for his exclusion from the Bafana squad that will face Central African Republic and he is positive of a return
Mamelodi Sundowns striker Katlego Mphela believes that the team hasn’t scored too many goals this season mainly because of a lack of composure and absence of a bit of luck.

Mphela is currently leading the goalscoring charts at Sundowns with only three goals, and the Brazilians have managed only 16 goals from 21 games so far this season, but Killer is convinced that they will start scoring goals.

“It boils down to composure and a bit of luck sometimes. Against SuperSport and Swallows, we missed a number of goalscoring opportunities which we know we would have easily scored on any other day,” said Mphela on the club website.

“One does need a bit of luck and once the team starts scoring, players will gain confidence to score more goals and things will start becoming easier from there on,” he said.

Mphela was recently left out of the Bafana squad to face the Central African Republic in a crucial World Cup qualifier match, but the Sundowns marksman said he is not too disappointed for being excluded in the national team, admitting that he hasn’t been scoring goals for his club.

“I am not bitter at all for being left out of the national team because I haven’t really been scoring goals for Sundowns and that’s where it begins. Once I start scoring regularly for my team, then I know I will once again be in the reckoning for selection,” added Mphela.