Meyiwa: Josephs will have to fight for the number one jersey at Pirates

Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa tells that Moeneeb Josephs must not expect to easily walk into the starting eleven but he should fight for it

Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has told that he is happy that Moeneeb Josephs has recovered from injury and is training with the rest of the team.

Meyiwa said that he enjoys the kind of competition Josephs brings in the team, but he said that Josephs would have to dig deep if he is to be in the Pirates starting eleven in the upcoming games.

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“He’s been there. I think in the past four games that we played he was back in the team but the coach let me play, because I have been doing well so far. As a keeper, if you get an opportunity you must grab it and I have done that. For him he needs to fight," Meyiwa told

The KwaZulu Natal-born Meyiwa expressed his delight at working with Itumeleng Khune in the national team, having played against each other at junior level.

He revealed that he has learnt a lot from Khune who has over 50 caps for Bafana, and also played in the World Cup and two Africa Cup of nations tournaments.

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“It is very nice working with Khune. I think he has been fortunate. Luck won’t come to everyone at the same time. He has experienced a lot of things already, played in the World Cup,” said Meyiwa.

“I learn from his experience because he’s played against the best in the world,” added Senzo Meyiwa.