JOHANNESBURG – Those who monitored his meteoric rise may reckon it’s been long overdue, but Kamohelo Mokotjo believes it was worth the wait.
Since leading the junior national team to success in the Danone Under-12 tournament in 2003 in France, Mokotjo had many tipping him to be a Bafana Bafana asset. But 14 years later Mokotjo was yet to star for the senior national team. In 2016 he retired from international football, bemoaning lack of game time whenever called up.
But back for the second phase of his international career in 2017 under coach Stuart Baxter, Mokotjo inspired Bafana to seal a spot in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Now the 28-year-old midfielder believes he’s reaping the fruits of his labour.
“This is where I’ve always wanted to be,” Mokotjo said after Bafana’s first training session at Steyn City School in Fourways yesterday.