Bafana Bafana

Khune calls for support

2013-11-13 10:45
Itumeleng Khune (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Bafana Bafana skipper Itumeleng Khune urged the country's football fraternity to come out in their numbers and witness a thrilling encounter when they take on Spain next week.

Bafana will lock horns against the star-studded world champions in an international friendly at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

"It’s an amazing opportunity to have the world’s best players in our country and to be able to test our skills against the number one ranked team in the world." Khune told the SAFA website.

"There is also a lot of significance in the fact that the team to score the first goal of the last World Cup (Bafana Bafana) are up against the team that scored the last goal (Spain) at the stadium where Spain were crowned world champions. In terms of world-class soccer on our doorstep, it doesn’t get any better than this." 

The Kaizer Chiefs shot-stopper believes that the game will be very entertaining even to those who are not the football followers.

“Whether you are a soccer fan or not, next week’s game is going to be an entertaining evening for everyone who comes through to support and as such, we are encouraging all South Africans to come and show the Spanish what we’ve got," he added.

The two sides last clashed in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup third place playoffs at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace in Rusternburg.

Spain were 3-2 victors on the day, after extra-time, courtesy of Alvaro Arbeloa, Fernando Llorente and Xabi Alonso strikes.
Mamelodi Sundowns forward, Katlego Mphela, scored a brace for Joel Santana's.

The much anticipated clash will commence at 21:00.

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