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Bafana Hopeful For Khune Return

Bafana Bafana Hopeful For Itumeleng Khune Return

By Soccer Laduma - Nov 07, 2017 09:03 AM

The Bafana Bafana team medics said that the association remains hopeful that Itumeleng Khune will be available for selection on Friday.

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The Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper picked up a facial injury during the Soweto giants’ Telkom Knockout clash against Chippa United on Sunday, with Chiefs revealing yesterday that Khune was set to see a specialist as it is believed that the player fractured a bone in his face.

Khune was set to report to camp with the national team, however, due to his current injury, the question of whether he will be available on Friday is still up in the air.

According to the Bafana team doctor, Thulani Ngwenya, there is some positivity regarding the national team’s number one goalkeeper’s injury, however, an official confirmation about his availability will only be made in the coming days.

“In such situations, you can’t be 100 percent sure but we all remain hopeful and positive. That is all we can wish for at the moment,” Ngwenya said on the South African Football Association’s official website.

Bafana will play two must-win 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying fixtures against Senegal on November 10 and November 14 and it remains to be seen whether Khune will be fit enough for the first encounter this Friday.
 


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nduvane Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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nduvane Nov 07, 2017 11:21 PM
yes, he can compete with the best footballers in the continent, akahambe before pitso destroys his career.
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kzorog Nov 07, 2017 08:44 PM
@fisto vs zebraditor fusek wena shla.....m
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fisto vs zebraditor Nov 07, 2017 05:41 PM
We don't need him moes he failed the nation long time ago we never qualify anything with him
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setlaboswana Nov 07, 2017 03:59 PM
@ Miss__Bridgertte Layun, I don't know whether bloggers such as @Vongani! have mental defect or they just don't understand football.
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Miss__Bridgertte Layun Nov 07, 2017 03:17 PM
@setlaboswana,,,exactly that's why we had to release Wayne Sandilands(2nd choice national team goalkeeper) for FREE
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Warras4khosi Nov 07, 2017 03:08 PM
We are only praying
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setlaboswana Nov 07, 2017 02:48 PM
@Vongani!, there is no South African Goalkeeper that can meet Downs Standard at the moment, we are CCL Champions material, not black label, macufe, maize meal nonsense material.
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Vongani! Nov 07, 2017 02:30 PM
Cardoso can fill,,khunes space he prove it by not conceding
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Vongani! Nov 07, 2017 02:28 PM
@ Miss__Bridgertte Layun @setlaboswana,,its very much dissapoiting that even the mzansi team that won the star via backdoor does not have a south African goalkeeper,,,,that can replace khune
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Pythagoras-ABC Nov 07, 2017 01:32 PM
Injured Khune asks Bafana coach Baxter to play with a mask against Senegal BY TIYANI MABASA - 07 November 2017 - 13:05 Itumeleng Khune of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 match between Golden Arrows and Kaizer Chiefs at Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban South Africa on 21 December 2016. Itumeleng Khune of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 match between Golden Arrows and Kaizer Chiefs at Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban South Africa on 21 December 2016. Image: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has asked to play with a mask against Senegal at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Friday night. Khune saw a facial specialist on Tuesday morning and it would appear that he didn’t get good news regarding his facial injury‚ hence the request for a mask. He fractured a bone in his face when Kaizer Chiefs beat Chippa United 1-0 in the Telkom Knockout quarterfinals at the weekend in Port Elizabeth. Khune will see another specialist and Bafana’s medical team led by Thulani Ngwenya will be briefed in the next few hours. As it stands‚ Khune is still in Johannesburg and has not joined the national team camp. But according to head coach Stuart Baxter‚ he’s keen to come play.
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NoelMoshia Nov 07, 2017 01:19 PM
@Nhlpato u and Cowndilands u are happy for this bad news akerrr...
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setlaboswana Nov 07, 2017 01:04 PM
@ Miss__Bridgertte Layun, exactly my point, our fellow brothers are physically strong and too aggressive.
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Chris_7 Nov 07, 2017 12:24 PM
we have one goalkeeper..others are just holes
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mtho4downs(abaqoqi eningizimu) Nov 07, 2017 12:23 PM
Williams should be in poles,,,, Khune has been there since 2010 and produced nothing special for the national team,,,,, speed recovery for him though as individual
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skroef Nov 07, 2017 12:20 PM
Khune or no Khune we shall never make it
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Schakos Nov 07, 2017 12:12 PM
Whoever is selected to replace the injured will do just right, there's no need to press panic buttons.
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SL_hated_donkey Nov 07, 2017 12:08 PM
@305majola Any goalkeeper for me is fine. I only hate this Anthem of praising the individual(Khune) as if he did something for Bafana that we fans can cheer about.But personally I would go for R.Williams considering his recent performance in CCC.
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skhokhorica Nov 07, 2017 12:07 PM
wish him speed recovery king itu
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Schakos Nov 07, 2017 12:05 PM
We have Keet,Ronwen and Sandilands
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THE NK Nov 07, 2017 12:05 PM
Speedy Recovery Boy

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