Khanye selects his Bafana starting XI

SA National Teams

Junior Khanye has selected his preferred Bafana Bafana starting eleven for Friday's match against Sao Tome and Principe.

Bafana currently sit second in Group C of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers after beating Sudan 1-0 and losing 2-0 to group leaders Ghana.

The former Kaizer Chiefs star, who has been vocal about his disapproval of national team coach Molefi Ntseki ahead of the next round of qualifiers, has now taken things into his own hands.

View Khanye's best Bafana Bafana team in the gallery above

"I'm very disappointed with the selected back four," Khanye tells KickOff.com referring to the current Bafana squad.

"Players who are supposed to be there are not there. It tells you South African football is no longer about talent, it's about who you know. That's why the standard of South African football is not going forward."

In South Africa there are talented players brother, please write that down."

READ: Khanye slams Ntseki's selections

Khanye suspects Keagan Dolly is not ready to start big matches but hails the Montpellier star as one of his favourite current players.

"I love him, he is one of the best players... he is not in good shape but he is my star that one, the best talent I've ever witnessed. But his shape, he is still fresh from injury," he says.

The new football pundit also states categorically that in his opinion Itumeleng Khune is the only goalkeeper who should play in matches such as these.

"I will put Khune in, I don't care who says what. In South Africa we easily forget. You can't say he is old when he is 32, 33... what about his experience, his class?" he reminds.

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"I understand match-fitness and confidence is lacking but class is permanent. They kill the confidence of my boy. Itumeleng Khune, one of the best. Talent is classy, original, but performance is temporary. Don't kill Khune just because of his confidence you see.

"To be honest, I would put Khune in. He's been tested, he's been in the 2010 World Cup. He once saved David Villa's penalty that boy. One of the best that we have in the country."

Check out the full team Khanye would select to face Sao Tome at the top

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