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Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune
  • Post published:October 10, 2016

Itumeleng Khune overcame serious medical issues to deliver the outstanding performance of Bafana Bafana’s 1-1 draw against Burkina Faso on Saturday.

Khune was laid low by a stomach bug with the Bafana Bafana technical team forced into making a last minute decision on whether or not to start the country’s number.

‘I had to drink Coca Cola on the way to the stadium and somehow that did the trick. I was still having cramps here and there but told myself, I have to do it for my country,’ said a tired-looking keeper after the match.

‘It could have been better had we held on for all the three points but we can settle for that point. It is a good point never the less.

‘Our problem is that we defended too deep after taking the lead and somehow something was bound to give in. Having said that, I still think we have ourselves to blame for not holding firm till the end; but that is football.’

Khune said all teams in the Group D, including Senegal and Cape Verde, were all beatable adding it was vital for Bafana Bafana to start winning big at home.

‘We must make all our home matches a must-win and then collect a point or win away from home. We can do that,’ he concluded.

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