Bruce Bvuma, goalkeeper for Kaizer Chiefs, is looking forward to making the most of his call-up to the South African national squad, which will face France and Guinea at the end of the month.
The 26-year-old is preparing for Chiefs’ next DStv Premiership match against Golden Arrows on Saturday evening at the FNB Stadium, as they attempt to cut the gap on leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.
Bvuma will then go to Belgium and France as part of Bafana Bafana’s preparations for friendly matches against Guinea on March 25th, followed by a journey to Lille for a mouth-watering contest against World champions France four days later.
The Amakhosi goalie is not getting ahead of himself, but taking each game as it comes, beginning with Amakhosi’s next match against Arrows.
“I have been working hard and we have been working hard as a team. Everything is good,” Bvuma told his club’s official website.
“Kaizer Chiefs is known for producing the best keepers and me being part of Kaizer Chiefs goalkeepers means a lot. We have four international goalkeepers right now, competing each and every week, and it feels great to be part of this group.
“At the moment we are taking it one game at a time, as we know we have quite a few games to play. It will be the little things we need to apply ourselves correctly to against Arrows and take the points. The coach has explained to us how they play and we have prepared well for the game.
“We just want to win every game. We are not looking at who’s up and whose down or whose behind us. That’s all we are doing right now, taking each game as it comes.”
Despite not playing regularly for Amakhosi, Bvuma has been called up to the South African national team for upcoming international friendlies against France and Guinea.
“It makes me feel happy. At the same time I need to work hard because of the opportunity given to me. For me being called up to the national team is an achievement I can never stop being excited about,” he added.
“Every player wants to play for the national team, especially in my case as I have not been playing. Here I am in the national team. It is all by the grace of God. I get the favour from God and not anyone else.
“I have to keep on working hard so I perform when I am given the chance.”