Ben Cabango Bournemouth

Ben Cabango proud to bring up Swansea City century

27th April 2022
First team

Ben Cabango was proud to bring up a century of appearances for Swansea City, despite the disappointment of not being able to mark it with a win against Bournemouth.

The Swans had taken a 3-0 lead against the promotion hopefuls after a superb showing during the first hour of play, but were pegged back late on by a Kieffer Moore brace either side of Dominic Solanke’s converted penalty.

The evening also ended on a disappointing personal note for Cabango, who was unable to recover from an injury sustained during a first-half foul by Jamal Lowe and was substituted on the 49th minute, however, Russell Martin is hopeful it won't keep the Wales international sidelined ahead of Saturday's trip to Nottingham Forest.

Despite the setback Cabango - who made his Swans debut against Northampton in August 2019 - was proud to reach the landmark figure towards the end of a season where he feels he has made considerable strides.

“It’s a massive milestone. I didn’t even realise it was coming up to be fair, but it’s great to get an achievement like that,” he said.

“It wasn’t a great night for me and the team losing a 3-0 lead, but it’s an achievement you look to get and I am proud of it.

“It means so much to me just to play any game for Swansea, so to get to 100 is massive.

“It’s been a long journey and you learn so much on the way and I wouldn’t have thought I’d be where I am now after that loan spell with TNS a few years ago.

"But everything has progressed well and I just need to keep working hard and get to the next level.

“There’s stuff you look back on like your debut, but I’m just looking ahead and hoping to get to 150 next.

“I’ve put a lot of hard work in the last few years and put in a lot of work in on the training ground and there have been coaches who have put their belief in me.

“I’ve always had belief in myself that I could achieve something like this, but it’s just down to all the hard work day in day out.

“I’m only 21 so I’ve still got a lot to learn and I know I can improve and I’m sure more chances to improve are going to come.”