Brooks eager to cement his Bafana Bafana place

TS Galaxy midfield dynamo Ethan Brooks has set his sights on cementing his place in the Bafana Bafana team after propelling the senior national team to their 5th Cosafa Cup triumph.

Brooks dazzled in the Cosafa Cup for Bafana Bafana. He made his debut for the senior national team last month in an international friendly against Uganda.

“Having tasted what it is like to play in the national team, it is something that I’ll love to do on a regular basis with the World Cup qualifiers around the corner. I would love to be part of that squad but I have to put in the hard work. I would love to be part of that squad. But as I’ve eluded, I have to work hard to ensure that I get to that team,” Brooks elaborated.

South Africa will face Zimbabwe and Ghana in their opening two games of the qualifiers for the World Cup in September.

“It feels amazing to be a champion in my own country. I still can’t believe that I won my first senior trophy with the senior national team. I still can’t believe that I’m a champion,” he added.

At the age of 19, Brooks is already taking South African football by storm and his future looks bright.

“I’ve learned a lot of lessons by participating in the Cosafa Cup, especially competing against different nations. I believe that the lessons that I’ve learned from the Cosafa Cup will help me to grow as a football player and as a human being in terms of mentality, physical and emotional.” Brooks stated.

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