Bafana Bafana defender Bradley Carnell revealed he is hoping to play in the 2006 World Cup in Germany and in the 2010 World Cup, which will be hosted in South Africa, before hanging up his boots.
The former Kaizer Chiefs star, who plys his trade in Germany's Bundesliga for Borussia Moenchengladbach, admitted that he could still hold out for 2010, revealing that South Africa hosting the World Cup in 2010 is a huge motivation for him to continue his career.
"It's a great honour for us, for the world to have entrusted South Africa with such a big tournament. We are slowly building a national team that can achieve something in 2006 and beyond," he said.
"I know that I will be 33 then, but that will be my goal. What could be greater than playing in the 2006 finals in my second home and the 2010 finals in my motherland," Carnell was quoted by News24.com.
However, the 27-year-old admitted that Bafana Bafana must still qualify for the 2006 World Cup and although they are in a tough group, he feels confident that national coach Stuart Baxter can guide them to the finals.
"I have no doubt about our qualification. After a shaky start we now have momentum and will achieve our objective," he said.
South Africa have won two of their opening three matches in Group Two.