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Khune: South Africans - Bafana needs you!

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

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has urged fans to come out in force to support the national team against Nigeria on Saturday.

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Bafana are set to take on the Super Eagles on Saturday in a potentially pivotal Africa Cup of Nations Group E qualifier at the FNB Stadium with a place in next year's tournament in Cameroon at stake.

A win for South Africa will see the team qualify for the competition whereas the West African giants need just a point.

Nonetheless, with reports emerging of so far low-ticket sales for the contest, Khune is hopeful supporters come out in force by attending the match.

Speaking to journalists, he said: "The team needs you. The team needs you. You know how South Africans are. They like last-minute things. So, they will go and buy tickets.

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"We just have to encourage them to come to the stadium and make promises that we will keep, and we will deliver on Saturday.

"That's our promise, that we will do well. We will definitely go out there and represent the country well.

"So, they must play their part as well by coming to support the team. And purchase more tickets. Ninety-five thousand, it's possible.

"South Africans I know you can do it. The team needs you!"

After four rounds of (of six) matches played, the Super Eagles lead Group E with 9 points, one ahead of South Africa, who have accumulated 8 points from two wins and two draws. 

Libya are in third place with 4 points, followed by the Seychelles on 1 point.

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The clash will kick-off at 15:00 (SA time).

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