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Mosimane tips Mamelodi Sundowns defender Madisha for Bafana Bafana call-up

22:04 SAST 2019/11/09
John Banda (Malawi) tackled by Motjeka Madisha (South Africa) Cosafa cup 28 May 2015
The 24-year-old Sundowns defender is commanding a starting place in the Brazilians' defence

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has tipped Motjeka Madisha for a South Africa national team call-up following the defender’s consistent club form.

Madisha has featured in eight of Sundowns’ nine Premier Soccer League (PSL) games, relegating veteran player Wayne Arendse to the bench.

The 24-year-old last featured for Bafana Bafana at the 2018 Cosafa Cup and Mosimane feels if the central defender maintains his form, he could make a return to the national team fold.

“He is one of the best centre-backs now together with [Mosa] Lebusa and if he plays like this‚ he will maybe get a call from Bafana‚” said Mosimane as per Sowetan Live.

“He must keep playing like this‚ he is quick‚ he is sharp‚ he times his tackles very well and he has done exceptionally well for us over the past few games.

“I hope he stays humble and he continues doing the job because he is an important defender for us.”

Madisha was not selected for the Bafana squad set to face Ghana and Sudan in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers this month.

South Africa coach Molefi Nteski has maintained faith in regular defenders such as captain Thulani Hlatshwayo, Sifiso Hlanti, Buhle Mkhwanazi and Erick Mathoho.