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Khune over AFCON howler

2016-09-02 10:35
Itumeleng Khune (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune insists that he no longer worries about the mistake he made against Mauritania in the AFCON qualifier last year.

Khune had a bad day at the office in the 3-1 loss against the west Africans in their Group M opener in Nouakchott.

The Kaizer Chiefs number-one failed to handle an innocuous free kick to gift their opposition the lead.

The 29-year-old will look to make up for his blunder in the return fixture at the Mbombela Stadium on Friday.

"I think that it is goalkeepers' lives to commit errors so you can learn from them. Since I committed that mistake I have grown a lot, and it has built my character," Khune told KickOff.

"I believe I have improved as a goalkeeper because every game I play I don't want to make the same mistake.

"All matches for the national team are important to us because as players we need to play our hearts out and make the country proud. Also, this is the preparation for the upcoming 2018 Russia FIFA World Cup qualifiers in October and November so we can't take anything for granted.

"Our pride is at stake so we have to win not only for us but also in respect of those who have been supporting us. They deserve a great result and performance from the team."

Kick-off is at 19:05.


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