Khune: We can take out Niger
Johannesburg - Itumeleng Khune believes Bafana Bafana are capable of breaking
Niger's impressive home record in Sunday's vital 2012 AFCON qualifier in
South Africa currently top Group G and are two points clear, but
Mena boast an impressive home record at the General Seyni Kountche
Stadium, last losing on June 14, 2008 against Benin (2-0).
Yet Khune, who along with Ugandan opposite number Denis Onyango
are yet to concede in these qualifiers, is confident Pitso Mosimane's
men can tame the home side in their own backyard.
"We are well aware Niger are still unbeaten at home but there is
always the first time in life. We are going there for a win," the Kaizer
Chiefs shotstopper told the Sowetan.
"The plan is to finish the qualifiers without conceding and we
are working hard to be competitive in all departments. Our aim is to
come back from Niger still on top of the log,"
Meanwhile, Niger coach Harouna Doula, still rates his side's chances against the world's 49th-ranked outfit from down South.
"We are gaining in confidence after our performance against Egypt
(winning 1-0 at home). I think the guys are now starting to believe in
themselves. Now we do not fear any team," Doula said.