Focused Blom eager to seize Bafana opportunity


One of Njabulo Blom’s greatest dreams is to don the yellow and green Bafana Bafana jersey and that day is drawing near.

The Kaizer Chiefs player is part of the Bafana squad set to take on Zimbabwe on Friday at the National Sports Stadium in Zimbabwe and Ghana at FNB Stadium three days later in the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers.

Blom is determined to make the most of the Bafana call-up and the 21-year-old is well aware that playing for the national team is an honour and not a right.

“I am very happy that I am going to represent my country. It is every player’s dream for them to represent their country, I thank God that he gave me the wisdom and strength that I got this opportunity to go represent my country,” said a confident Blom.

“I am trying to give my best in each and every position that they play me, that’s the mentality that I have at the moment. Wherever they put me, I will do my best and work hard.

“It means a lot, because now I am representing the entire country. Whenever I get the opportunity, I have to give my best.”

The former SA junior international continued: “Everyone will be watching. I have to keep my head on the ground and focus. It means a lot to represent my country, not every player gets this opportunity.”

The Soweto-born defender-cum-midfielder just wants to play football irrespective of where he is deployed on the field of play.

“I started like a house on fire playing right back, it’s this mentality of using every opportunity while I still have it,” concluded Blom, who made 46 appearances for ‘Amakhosi’ last season and has started in all of the club’s encounters in the new campaign.

Hugo Broos and his men arrived in Harare on Wednesday afternoon and will face ‘The Warriors’ on Friday afternoon (15:00).

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By Tokelo Mokhesi