Bafana Bafana

Shakes unfazed by Khune's absence

2015-11-11 11:14
Shakes Mashaba (Supplied)
Shakes Mashaba (Supplied)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba is not bothered by the absence of Itumeleng Khune as they prepare for two World Cup qualifying encounters against Angola.

The 28-year-old goalkeeper suffered a knee injury and has since been replaced by Mamelodi Sundowns 'keeper Wayne Sandilands.

Khune’s understudy Brilliant Khuzwayo was initially called-up to the Bafana Bafana squad but had to decline due to family commitments.

According to KickOff, Mashaba insist that any of the three keepers in the current setup can fill the void left by Khune.

“There is no need to panic with Khune not available,” said Mashaba upon Bafana’s arrival in Angola.

“The truth, he has been doing well for us since he came in but he is not here and I believe any of the three goalkeepers that we have will step up to the plate,” said Mashaba.

“You know why you are here, none of you needs a reminder. We are playing crucial World Cup qualifiers and you all are aware there is a lot at stake.

“I believe we have a team to give us positive results, we have no doubt there. We cannot afford to slip up.”

Kick-off is on Friday, November 13 at 16:30 (SA time).


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