Last updated : 09 September 2004 By editor

"Last season it was the African Cup of Nations, this time I know I need to stay here to play and to get to know my team-mates well. I need to train and play with them every day so this season I am staying here to improve my game.

"It's okay when everybody goes away for internationals, but if there is a game which is not at a similar date for everybody, and I have a game in isolation then I don't go."