Itumeleng Khune backs goalkeepers to fill his shoes and do the job for Bafana Bafana


Khune is currently at home while Bafana prepare for an all-important 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya, which is scheduled to take place in Sfax on Sunday evening.

The Kaizer Chiefs shotstopper unfortunately misses out, having been side-lined until June with a shoulder injury he picked up in December, and left the national team with a headache as to who could fill his boots.

Baxter has since gone with Bidvest Wits’ Darren Keet, SuperSport United’s Ronwen Williams and Itu’s Amakhosi understudy Bruce Bvuma, whom the 32-year-old has since voiced his approval of while backing the team do the job in cementing their spot in Egypt.

“It’s sad that I am not part of a match of this magnitude as it is a decider for us as a country,” Khune told his club’s official website.

“I believe in the three keepers that have been selected and I know they are more than capable of keeping a clean sheet for us.

“More importantly I have faith in the team, and I urge the guys to go all out and make South Africa proud. We are fully behind them and know they will seal our spot in the final list of qualifiers.”

Khune has conceded just one goal in Bafana's five matches of the qualification campaign.