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Khune: We can conquer Africa

2015-09-09 09:01
Itumeleng Khune (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Itumeleng Khune believes Bafana Bafana can conquer Africa following their victory over Senegal.

South Africa beat Senegal 1-0 at the Orlando Stadium on Tuesday, September 8 to win the 2015 Nelson Mandela Challenge.

Mpho Makola scored the winner in his first appearance in a Bafana Bafana shirt and it would be a debut to remember after he struck in the 78th minute to clinch a narrow victory over the Lions of Teranga, denying them a third NMC triumph over the hosts.

However, Shakes Mashaba's men entered the Nelson Mandela Challenge clash on the back of their shock 3-1 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying loss against minnows Mauritania, but Khune was able to take plenty of stock from their win over Senegal.

"We gave people a great show by beating the best on the continent. I think if we carry on with the same performances going forward I think we can conquer Africa," he said.

"We have great talent here, I have no idea why we didn't show it in Mauritania. Going forward we just have to believe in ourselves."

He continued: "Going into this match wasn't easy. We were so emotional. Do something right and people say something, do something wrong and people have something to say.

"We want them to rally behind the team and always be positive, even when things are not going well, because we need the support."


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