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Khune defends Amaglug-glug selection

2016-08-03 12:37
Itumeleng Khune (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Itumeleng Khune has defended his selection as one of Amaglug-glug's overage players at the Rio Olympic Games.

There has been widespread criticism of the Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper's inclusion, as it was the young Jody February's heroics that helped the Under-23s qualify for the men's soccer competition in Brazil.

Nonetheless, Khune says he has a lot to offer and believes his experience in a number of major tournaments could prove beneficial to Owen da Gama's side.

He told the Sowetan: "I think when the lads look at me, they look at an experienced player. And a player who has played in competitive tournaments such as the Afcon."

Khune added: "I've been to two AFCONS, one Confederations Cup and one World Cup, and my experience will help lift up the spirit of the guys, both on and off the field."

Amaglug-glug get their campaign underway on Thursday (August 4) with a clash against hosts Brazil, and the shot-stopper is widely expected to start against a Brazilian attack led by Brazil superstar Neymar.

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