Williams: It's difficult replacing Itu

Bafana will be without Khune, who is nursing a shoulder injury, for their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group E qualifier against Libya next weekend in Sfax. Williams and Bidvest Wits shot stopper Darren Keet will battle it out for a spot in the starting line-up.

 “It’s always difficult, I mean you can see people even struggling at Kaizer Chiefs. Khune for the past 10 years or so has been amazing for club and country and you can see that it’s not easy,” Williams told the media during SuperSport’s media open day on Wednesday.

“He’s got the experience and, you know, for other goalkeepers coming in it’s not easy because you always have that talk of ‘Khune is not there, will they be able to fill his shoes?’ It’s just another game and I need to show my quality, or Darren or whoever plays at the end of the day. If we lose a game, they look at the goalkeepers. But when Itu is there they don’t blame the keeper. That’s the story of our lives and this is how things are going. But I believe in myself and I know that I can do it.”

Bafana are due to leave for Sfax on Saturday.