Khune pleased with Swazi test

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Khune made his long-awaited comeback in the national team colours after more than a year against ‘Sihlangu’, playing 45 goalless minutes before being substituted at the break.

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The current KICK OFF Magazine cover star says the team did well to keep their discipline not to concede in the first half, and felt they put in a great showing overall in the 3-1 victory in Mbabane.

“We were disciplined throughout the first 45 [minutes], and it was a great performance overall,” says the shot-stopper.

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Khune also agrees that the match was a good dress rehearsal ahead of their showdown with the Super Eagles this weekend.

“Ja, definitely [it was a dress rehearsal], I mean it’s always good to play a big match before another big match,” he adds.

“This was a big match – it was more like a derby for us – because this is our neighbouring country, and for us to test ourselves against them was a very good thing.”

The Kaizer Chiefs keeper will hope his first-half showing was enough to convince Ephraim Mashaba that he deserves to keep the number one jersey for Bafana.

The team will travel to Nelspruit from Matsapha on Thursday morning by bus and will leave their hotel at 08h00.


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