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No issue with Mokotjo's eligibilty, says Safa president Jordaan

9:21 AM GMT 18/03/2017
Kamohelo Mokotjo - Bafana Bafana vs Angola
The Safa president has confirmed that there is no issue with Mokotjo's eligibility despite the central midfielder attaining Dutch citizenship

Last week, Kamohelo Mokotjo was called up by interim Bafana Bafana coach Owen Da Gama for the upcoming friendlies against Guinea-Bissau and Angola.

The 26-year-old, who has subsequently retired from international football following a row with former Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba, has recently attained Dutch citizenship, bringing into question his eligibility to represent South Africa again.

Despite Da Gama admitting that he was unaware of Mokotjo’s new found nationality, reports had suggested that the South African Football Association (Safa) would investigate the matter.

With the national team players set to report for camp on Sunday, Safa president Danny Jordaan has confirmed that the FC Twente defensive midfielder will report for international duty. 

"No [there is no issue],” Jordaan told The Times .

“You [the media] made an issue. Where was Mokotjo born? In this country. Does he want to play for the country? Yes. Is he a South African? Yes."

"He was born here - how can he not be eligible?

Jordaan also confirmed that Safa has spoken to the former SuperSport United academy graduate.

"Watch him in his Bafana jersey in Durban," Jordaan concluded.