Kekana: Bafana can only get better

Bafana midfielder Hlompho Kekana believes the team can go all the way and win CHAN 2014.

Hlompho Kekana celebrates after scoring a stunner of a goal against Mozambique in the CHAN 2014 tournament on 11 January 2014. Picture: Official Bafana Facebook page.

CAPE TOWN - Bafana midfielder Hlompho Kekana believes the team has set the perfect platform to go all the way and win CHAN 2014.

The national team won their opening match against Mozambique and top their group.

Kekana scored a brilliant goal in that match.

He says the team can only get better.

"We trained for similar goals, so I'm glad it worked out and I'm happy with the performance of the team. We came to the party, and it was a good start to the tournament for us. I'm happy with the three points we got and I'm looking forward to the next match."

Kekana say they need to build on this win.

"Winning the first game gives us a chance. I'm happy we managed to win by a number of goals, which will help us going forward. I'm really happy we started the tournament off with a win."

Meanwhile, striker Bernard Parker says he is confident of reaching and surpassing Benni McCarthy's international goal scoring record after scoring in the match.

Parker is on 21 goals, 10 behind McCarthy's total of 31 international goals.

The Kaizer Chiefs frontman says he would not be on his way to achieving such a feat without his teammates.

"Yes it's possible. It must be the lucky number 17, which Benni also wore. I'm happy that the coach believes in me, and that my teammates also believe in me, which is why they always put me on the ball."

He says he wants to score more than 31 goals.

"I'm happy that I'm not disappointing the team and the fans, and I hope to continue in this way. I definitely think it's possible to reach the total and to go even further than that."