Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune is confident that Bafana Bafana will walk away with a positive result in their upcoming Fifa World Cup qualifier against Ethiopia on Saturday.
South Africa are gearing up to face Ethiopia in back-to-back qualifiers, starting with a trip to the Bahir Dar Stadium on Saturday before welcoming the same opponents to the FNB Stadium for the return leg on Tuesday.
Hugo Broos’ side currently sits atop the Group G standings with four points after two games following their goalless draw with Zimbabwe before securing a narrow 1-0 win over the Black Stars of Ghana.
Speaking on his experience with Bafana playing against Ethiopia in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, Khune said: “We have been there before.
“We did not get the positive result we wanted. I think just like we did back then we have a great squad again. They must go out there and enjoy themselves and make sure at the end of the campaign they qualify for the World Cup.
“It is different compared to us because we played in Addis Ababa. This game is in Bahir Dar. It is an intimidating place to play in. If there are no fans in the stadium, it will work in our favour.
“They will get a positive result and leave with a smile on their faces. To the guys who have been selected, I wish them everything of the best and they must enjoy representing the nation. Never look back and regret while you can grab the opportunity to play for your country and give your all.
“We have to respect the badge and the people of the country. So when we get a call up, we must give our all for the country, the people and the flag,” he concluded.
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