TS Galaxy captain Mlungisi Mbunjana surprised by Bafana call-up

TS Galaxy captain Mlungisi Mbunjana says he was surprised and honoured to be called up by Bafana Bafana boss Hugo Broos.

The 33-year-old former Highlands Park midfielder has been in fine form for the Rockets this season.

Mbunjana has played in his club’s four DStv Premiership fixtures, that includes two wins, a draw and a loss; as well in the MTN8 quarter-final defeat to Stellenbosch.

He has been called up to Broos’ for the upcoming friendlies against Namibia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Mbunjana said in the Sowetan: “I was not expecting it. All I’m focusing on is to perform and help the team [Galaxy]. If it comes, it’s fine. It’s an honour to be called up to the national team. I will always honour the call-up.”

The player added: “It’s really not about me but the group [of players], and if the team sees me fit to lead, then I’m honoured to do that. I think so far it has been working well. Everybody has been cooperative and pulling in the right direction.”

The Rockets next face AmaZulu at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Wednesday.