Bafana Bafana can go all the way – Brooks

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TS Galaxy’s young and exciting midfielder Ethan Brooks insists that Bafana Bafana can go all the way in the Cosafa Cup.

Brooks, who is said to be the next Steven Pienaar, was speaking ahead of Bafana’s third game in the Cosafa Cup against neighbours Lesotho at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium this afternoon (15:00).

Bafana will be looking to clinch a third win on the trot after opening their Cosafa Cup campaign with victories against Botswana and Eswatini.

“Two games. Do I believe we can go all the way? Yes, I do. With the players we have here, I believe we can go all the way,” said Brooks.

“The players in the camp are always capable of putting in hard work and going all the way.”

The 20-year-old made his Bafana debut against Uganda in a friendly last month and earned starts against Botswana and Eswatini.

Due to his style of play, the teenager is also compared to Bafana legend Pienaar.

“How I’m handling the pressure of being compared to the likes of Steven Pienaar, I’m handling it well,” added Brooks, who has impressed so far in the regional competition in Port Elizabeth.

“He was one of the best football players to have come from SA that played here in the country and abroad.

“For me, I am handling the pressure and taking it day by day because I do not want to put too much pressure on myself trying to do things that he did. I will just be myself and play the way I have been.”

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By Tokelo Mokhesi