South Africa’s Itumeleng Khune: Nation must be proud of us

The keeper calls on his country to give the Bafana Bafana the full support needed to maintain their winning ways in African Cup of Nations qualifying
South Africa goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune feels their positive approach in 2012 African Cup of Nations qualifiers must not go unnoticed. The Kaizer Chiefs number feels that the Rainbow Nation needs to applaud the team’s winning mentality as the Bafana Bafana currently top Group G with champions Egypt stuttering at the button in same cluster.

"We are getting better and better as a team," the Kaizer Chiefs shot-stopper told

"I feel great because of this team and the fact that we didn't concede a goal [against Egypt] yet again.”

The 23-year-old was a delight to watch in the post against the Pharaohs on Sunday in a match that ended scoreless. The result virtually shattered the dreams of the seven-time African champions to defend their title in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

The fact that the 2010 World Cup hosts are yet to taste a defeat in their last few games is a cause for celebration in and of itself for Khune.
"We haven't conceded a goal in four matches of the qualifiers, that's a good record for us and that speaks volumes in my opinion. I will love to give credit to the whole team, because this is team effort. I really feel great and I think this is a very, very good result for us away from home," he added.

"We are definitely getting better as a team and I just hope in the next games we are going to continue fighting for each other like the way we did against Egypt."

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