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Why Itumeleng Khune has to capitalise on Bafana lifeline

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Bafana players celebrate after the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between South Africa and Sierra Leone at Mbombela Stadium.
Bafana players celebrate after the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between South Africa and Sierra Leone at Mbombela Stadium.
(Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

To say Itumeleng Khune is experienced is an understatement.  

When he started his Bafana Bafana career back in 2008, most of his current team-mates weren't even close to sniffing a national team opportunity, let alone playing club football. 

It is for this reason that the 33-year-old, still in the prime of goalkeeping age, needs to be the leader the national team so desperately needs in their next two important Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers against Ghana at the FNB Stadium on 25 March and Sudan in Omdurman three days later.  

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