The striker, who was one of the star performers for Wits in the MTN8 final against Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday afternoon, was a surprise inclusion in the Bafana Bafana squad announced by coach Shakes Mashaba on September 23.
“It definitely came as a surprise, but to be honest I have always felt like I will have another opportunity, I have been there two times and I was hoping for the third time, and it came quickly now. Everything happens for a good reason and I am grateful for that opportunity.”
Rogers has had two national call-ups before, the first one was in 2008 and the second in 2012.
The 31-year-old will travel with Shakes Mashaba’s squad to face Burkina Faso in the World Cup qualifier in Ouagadougou on Saturday.
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