Celtic player Ntethe recently made a comeback to the Bafana setup and his coach Larsen told Goal that he was not surprised.
“I think he deserved it, as Thabo has worked hard and it was just that I believe that he is going to do well for the national team. He has great leadership skills and I am glad that he made such a positive impact on our team,” said Larsen.
The Bloemfontein based coach also gave credit to all his youngsters and said he believes in each and every one of them.
“I believe in all my players, especially the youngsters. There is just so much talent in our squad and come next season these are the guys that are going to make us proud,” he said.
Nthethe also walked away with the player of the season award at his club Celtic and has been in fine form consistently for the entire season.