Johannesburg - Following their impressive home win over Mauritius at the weekend, Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune said the win was of utmost importance before their second leg outing next month.
Bafana enjoyed a 3-0 victory over Mauritius in the first leg of the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers at Dobsonville Stadium on Saturday.
A goal from in-form Thamsanqa Gabuza and Siphelele Ntshangase’s brace were enough to hand the South Africans an advantage ahead of their second leg clash.
The former Kaizer Chiefs shot-stopper again thanked the supporters who rallied behind Bafana despite the cold weather conditions on the day.
“Congratulations to the rest of the team for a great win,” said Khune.
“Thanks again to the supporters who came out in numbers to rally behind us.
“To be honest with you, we doubted that they will come due to the cold weather but they did and were behind us throughout the game.
“Going into the game, the performance was really important for us.
“Like we said, in Cape Town that a win over Angola would be a morale booster for us heading into the CHAN qualifier against Mauritius.
“At home we needed to win at all cost and going away for the second leg would be vital if we conclude what we started.
“We really need to win so that we can qualify for the CHAN tournament next year.”