Sead Ramovic is not surprised by the national call-up of Melusi Buthelezi.
The 24-year-old netminder earned his Bafana Bafana call-up with his vigilant displays for the Rockets between the sticks.
He has been by the far, the best goalkeeper in the DSTV Premiership. Buthelezi has kept five clean sheets in seven league matches.
“Bafana Bafana have called up great goalkeepers. It is good to see that he is amongst those keepers. He deserves it. He has been doing well,” Ramovic explained.
Bafana will lock horns against Sierra Leone and Botswana in two friendly matches at the end of the month.
“He needs to continue working hard and stay consistent with his performances,” Ramovic stated.
Buthelezi is also expected to be crowned the Goalkeeper of the Month for August after keeping five clean sheets on the trot.
“When I joined the club, Melusi showed commitment. All credit goes to him for his hard work. I can’t forget our goalkeeper coach, Greg Etafia. I’m about hard work and Melusi is a hard worker. It was an easy choice for me to select him. I’m happy with his performance,” he added.
In the national team, he will compete against Ronwen Williams of Mamelodi Sundowns and Veli Mothwa of AmaZulu.
“I hope that he will work even harder because staying at the top is not easy at all. Now, you have to show it, every day. He has an opportunity to show how strong mentally, he is.” Ramovic elaborated.
On Sunday, all eyes will be on Buthelezi when Galaxy battles it out for the maximum points against Richards Bay FC at King Zwelithini Stadium