Bafana Bafana

Khune: We aimed to score goals

2017-03-26 10:15
Itumeleng Khune (Gallo)

Durban - Bafana Bafana skipper Itumeleng Khune said their main intention was to grab as many goals as possible in the friendly clash against Guinea-Bissau on Saturday.

Owen Da Gama’s troops enjoyed a comfortable 3-1 victory over the African Wild Dogs at the Moses Mabhida Stadium thanks to Andile Jali, Kermit Erasmus and debutant Percy Tau strikes. 

The Kaizer Chiefs shot stopper hinted that Bafana’s game plan was to utilise their quick, mobile and skillful attackers against the Wild Dogs and their belief paid dividends on the day.

Khune, however, bemoaned a manner in which Bafana defended after leading by two goals, citing that they must avoid relaxing and thinking they have sealed the game before the match officials blows the  final whistle.

“It was a great team performance indeed. Our aim was to score as many goals as possible,” said Khune.

“Because are good when it comes to attacking. We have mobile, quick and skills full players in the team.

“We knew that we were going to catch them napping because they are a team that believes in ball possessions and they were waiting for us to commit more players forward so that they could catch us on a counter.

“But we maintained our discipline throughout the game. A goal we conceded was silly. We were over excited because we thought we already won the game.

“And they say it’s not over until the fat lady sings and we’ll take that as a learning curve.”

Bafana will be looking to keep the momentum going when they face neighbours Angola at the Buffalo Stadium in East London on Tuesday.

Kick-off is at 19:00.

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