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Khune: The whole week we had been watering the pitch

2018-10-15 18:54
Thulani Hlatshwayo and Itumeleng Khune
Thulani Hlatshwayo and Itumeleng Khune (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Itumeleng Khune says Bafana Bafana played with the right attitude in their comfortable 6-0 win over Seychelles on Saturday but should have scored more goals.

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The result saw South Africa move top of Group E with 7 points, ahead of Nigeria (6), Libya (4) while Seychelles are yet to register a win.

The Amakhosi skipper joked and said he requested for a cup of coffee during the game as he didn't have a lot to do in a rainy Saturday afternoon at FNB Stadium.

“I actually asked our kit man if he could bring me coffee, because I was getting cold," Khune said, as quoted by KickOff website.

“But we didn't underestimate Seychelles. Yes, they didn't play their best football under those conditions and we took advantage of that.

“The whole week we had been watering the pitch and we had been preparing very well, so that under any other circumstances or conditions we would still play our brand of football.

“And I'm glad that we managed to show yesterday, as cold as it was - there was nothing we could do to control the weather, but we controlled our display in getting the positive result.

“We could have scored more, I mean there was a couple of times where we hit the crossbar and where their goalkeeper (Romeo Barra) made some great saves.”

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Bafana arrived in Seychelles on Sunday afternoon following a 5-hour flight ahead of their clash at the Stade Linete on Tuesday.

Kick-off is at 15:30.


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