Bafana Bafana

Khune: We all want a win

2012-02-28 14:16
Itumeleng Khune (Gallo)
Johannesburg - South Africa’s first choice shot-stopper, Itumeleng Khune, is expected to make his return to the national team, after almost five months of absence due to injury, when Bafana Bafana host Senegal in Durban on Wednrsday night.

The last time the Kaizer Chiefs keeper featured in an international game was when South Africa played to a 0-0 draw against Sierra Leone at Mbombela Stadium and failed to qualify for the 2012 AFCON finals.

Speaking ahead of Wednesday’s international friendly at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, Khune expressed his delight at being back in the national setup, however emphasised that a win for the team is the main objective.

He said that the team is aware that it won’t be an easy task facing the Teranga Lions but they will do what ever it takes for a result.

“We have all the supporters behind us and we will be playing to give them a win. In such games there is nothing like just a friendly game. All games have the same value because they also help in improving your FIFA rankings if you win.

“We know they are coming from AFCON where they did not do very well and that they would want to erase those memories by winning this game but we won’t let that happen. We want to score goals and win and make sure that we play well and give the supporters what they want. 

“We all know everyone wants a win and we too as a team, we want a win. We will fight until the end if that is what we need to get the win. We came here looking for a win, we have been drawing a lot and not scoring enough goals. We going to pull up our socks now and win.

“The  country has been supporting us since before the world cup. It’s been a frustrating three months for me as a player but I am happy to be back and I am hoping to do well for my country.

“I know that people are still talking about that incident in Nelspruit and even me, it has been on my back, but I have since moved on from that. You know life goes on. Its water under the bridge now,” the Kaizer Chiefs keeper expressed.

Read more on:    itumeleng khune  |  bafana
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Quiz: Test your Rio Olympics memory!

Think you know what went on at the Rio Olympics? Prove it by tackling Sport24's ridiculously impossible yet highly addictive post-Games quiz!

 
 

Rio Olympics

GALLERY: SA's Rio Olympic medallists
As it happened: Rio Olympics - Day 17
Selecting 6 numbers turned Britain into Olympic superpower
Caster cranks up the heat in Rio semi
Vote

Bafana Bafana have been drawn with Cameroon, Gambia and Mauritania in the qualification stages for the 2017 AFCON tournament. Where will Shakes Mashaba's men finish in their pool?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Follow all the action from the 2016 Rio Olympics. The highs, the lows, the tears, the smiles as the world's greatest athletes compete for gold, silver and bronze.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.