Cape Town - Itumeleng Khune has claimed that the week
building up to the CHAN qualifying game against Mauritius was difficult as it
was hard to stay motivated with so few players in camp.
The outgoing Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper was one of only a
handful of players left in the Bafana squad after a number of clubs withdrew
Khune praised the incoming players and coaching staff for
their contribution on Saturday.
“I want to commend the players for the courage they showed
in the 90 minutes and credit to the coach and his technical team for believing
in the team they assembled,” he said according to the official SAFA website.
“It was very difficult for us, especially the experienced
players like Mandla and myself, we couldn’t motivate the players.
“At some stage there were just ten of us in camp and we
looked at ourselves and found we were not balanced.
“It was a great morale booster when we saw other players
coming in and the team started to take shape,” Khune said.
Bafana won 3-0 on the day with Black Leopards striker, Siphelele
Ntshanagase, bagging a brace.