Elias Mokwana: Bafana Bafana Winger Reflects on Doctor Khumalo’s ‘Diamond’ Comments

Elias Mokwana: Bafana Bafana Winger Reflects on Doctor Khumalo’s ‘Diamond’ Comments

Babajide Orevba
March 28, 2024 at 2:21 PM
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  • Elias Mokwana impressed during South Africa's friendly matches against Andorra and Algeria
  • The Sekhukhune United star grabbed a goal in Bafana Bafana's 1-1 draw with the Tricolours
  • Mokwana has thanked Doctor Khumalo who branded him the 'new diamond' of the national team

Bafana Bafana winger, Elias Mokwana, is delighted having earned plaudits from the legendary Doctor Khumalo.

Mokwana produced a decent performance in his first two caps for Bafana Bafana, with Khumalo branding the Sekhukhune United midfielder a 'diamond'.

The 24-year-old received praise following his strike in South Africa's 1-1 draw with Andorra as he also produced an assist for Iqraam Rayners in the 3-3 draw with Algeria.

Elias Mokwana, South Africa, Doctor Khumalo, Andorra, Algeria, Hugo Broos.
Elias Mokwana is delighted with Doctor Khumalo's remarks. Photo Credit: iDiski Times.
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Sekhukhune United have slapped a staggering R35-million price tag for any interested suitors, and Khumalo believes the star has a great future ahead.

In his reaction, Mokwana thanked the ex-international, assuring that he will continue to improve. He said, as per iDiski Times:

“I’m grateful, I’m grateful. It shows that there’s something I’m doing well and I just have to continue doing it and improve where I need to improve.
“Ah I’m excited, I’m excited. It was a great camp, we played with many experienced players, I learnt a lot from them and I was grateful to get a goal and an assist.
“It was nice, the senior players helped me to adjust to the games and I managed to play well I think.”

Mokwana has continued to enrich his profile having netted four goals with as many assists in 28 games across all competitions this season.

What Doctor Khumalo said about Mokwana

Sports Brief earlier reported that Doctor Khumalo expressed his admiration for the emerging talent of Elias Mokwana, while also commending Hugo Broos for his keen eye in identifying promising players.

He stressed the importance of players like these, who can challenge defenders directly, citing their role in creating opportunities on the field.

"Hugo should be proud of himself because he found a diamond now in Mokwana. There is nothing I like more than a wing player who can challenge defenders directly,"

In conclusion, Doctor Khumalo praised Hugo Broos for identifying promising players like Elias Mokwana, emphasizing the importance of players who can challenge defenders directly and create opportunities on the field.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.