Bafana enforcer Mokotjo stars in Brentford victory

Bafana enforcer Mokotjo stars in Brentford victory

South African international Kamohelo Mokotjo galvanized Brentford to claw their way back from a goal down with a cracking equalizer and generally galvanized them to a convincing 5-1 victory over Hull City in a Championship match at Griffin Park on Saturday.

Fraizer Campbell put the visitors ahead as early as the 24th minute but four minutes later, the Bafana Bafana international restored parity for the hosts as the stamped their authority on the game and dominated proceedings until the final whistle.

Said Benrahma snatched a hat-trick after putting the hosts ahead in the 33rd minute, grabbed his second for the day in the 43rd minute and completed a hat-trick in the 81st minute while in-between, Neal Maupay also smashed another as the home side went on a rampage.

Statistics indicated that Brentford enjoyed 61% possession, executed 470 passes which was an 81% passing accuracy compared the visitors who could only string 290 accurate passes throughout a game in which they received a brutal hiding.

Josh McEachram substituted Mokotjo but the South African anchor-man had raised his hand to the national coach Stuart Baxter that he was more than ready for the battle that lie ahead against Libya in Tunisia next month.

Although several key Bafana Bafana midfielders like Bongani Zungu, Sibusiso Vilakazi and Keagan Dolly had been missing in action for several months due to injuries, they have all been declared available for this clash and only a select few, especially those that raise their hands now, will be considered for selection for this make-or-break tie.

Benrahma as well was withdrawn for Jan Zamburek in the 84th minute but by then the damage had been done and it was more like saving the striker for the next match than anything else as Brentford remained 16th on the 24-team league while Hull City dropped a position down from 12th.

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