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Meyiwa, who missed the 2014 Chan tournament due to club commitments, admits that he didn't expect to be called up to the Bafana squad to face Brazil, and he's hoping to impress

Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has revealed that he didn't expect to be called up to the South African national team to face Brazil on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old shot-stopper replaced first-choice Itumeleng Khune, who had to withdraw from the squad due to an ankle injury.

"This is a big moment for me," Meyiwa told the Pirates' website. "I did not expect the call. I went through some tough moments in the past few weeks, but I have bounced back stronger," he added.

Meyiwa believes that his call-up to the Bafana team was influenced by his recent performances in the league, and he hopes to be in the starting line-up against the Samba Boys.
 
"I managed to keep two clean sheets in two high profile matches. So, I think that influenced the coaches’ decision to call me for this match against Brazil.

"I can only grow from here on. I now have a chance to be in goals against the best players in the world. So, it is up to me to graft hard in the next days and hope that I get chosen to be in the starting eleven. I thank the (national team) coaches for the opportunity," concluded Meyiwa.

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