Cape Town - Bafana Bafana captain Itumeleng Khune is doubtful for their African
Nations Championship (Chan) group A clash against Nigeria on Sunday, due
to an ankle injury.
VIDEO: Igesund: Khune could miss Nigeria match
"Khune sustained the injury on Wednesday
when South Africa played to a one-all draw against Mali," said the SA
Football Association in a statement.
"The number one goalkeeper
is under the observation of the Bafana’s medical team and will be
assessed overnight with coach Gordon Igesund taking a decision on
Saturday morning whether he will available for the match or not.
said Khune had been sent for a scan which revealed a grade one injury,
and according to the team doctor the player would be sidelined for up to
three or four days.
"We will see tomorrow (Saturday)," said Igesund.
have two capable goalkeepers who can be called up should Khune not
recover on time, and it is going to be a blow to him and to us.”
Igesund said managing the fitness of Khune would be crucial.
have to look at the repercussions of playing him as we are eyeing the
remaining matches of the tournament, and I don’t want to take that risk
so I will be advised by the medical team how he feels.
"Serious decisions have to be made as he is keen to play but the long-term effect might be dangerous.
"Let’s not pre-empt anything now but rather wait for Saturday.”
Khune did not train with the rest of the squad on Friday.