Hail Mbazo

YOU could not have asked for a more genial skipper for Bafana Bafana than Aaron Mokoena.

YOU could not have asked for a more genial skipper for Bafana Bafana than Aaron Mokoena.

In 10 years as an international, he has been trashed, often in a rude manner. Some criticism has been fair because of certain dodgy displays.

His responses have been far from the expected in the soccer world, where a different opinion can make you an enemy.

Win or lose, he always gives his all.

For that, the 28-year-old Mokoena deserves the nation's admiration and respect.

On Saturday, he became our most capped player, with 85 caps and eclipsed the record of the celebrated Lucas "Rhoo" Radebe by being the first to lead the country in 43 games.

He was not even aware of this feat. We wish him well in his quest for more goals.

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