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Khune: Bafana can go places

Itumeleng Khune (Gallo Images)
Itumeleng Khune (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune is targeting more of the same after his side's 1-0 victory over 2014 World Cup quarter-finalists Costa Rica.

Shakes Mashaba's charges produced a superb performance against the South American nation on Thursday night, with Andile Jali's ninth-minute strike securing a 1-0 victory.

It marked a second straight win for Bafana, following a 1-0 triumph over a highly-rated Senegal in the Nelson Mandela Challenge in September,

Next up for the men in green and gold is a FIFA friendly clash with Honduras on Tuesday night (kick-off is at 00:00 SA time).

"The past two games against Senegal and Costa Rica have shown the great talent we have and that if we stay focussed and continue working hard, we can go places," Khune said on SAFA website.

"Anyway, that is what we will strive to do going forward; we have spoken about it among ourselves and all of us have the conviction and resolve to take our football to the next level."

Khune was singled out for praise by opposite number Keylor Navas in the wake of Bafana's victory over Costa Rica, and the Kaizer Chiefs stopper was humbled by what he heard.

He added: "It is an honour and humbling to hear such words from such a fantastic human being and great keeper.

"The Costa Rican game was my 73rd game in the Bafana Bafana shirt and my aim is to stretch myself to the limit, continue working hard and the rest will take care of themselves."

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