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Khune To Captain Bafana... If He's Fit

Itumeleng Khune Will Captain Bafana This Weekend - If Fit

By Soccer Laduma - Oct 03, 2017 02:07 PM
Stuart Baxter says that Itumeleng Khune will wear the Bafana Bafana captain’s armband this weekend – as long as he’s fit to face Burkina Faso. 
 
 
Regular captain, Thulani Hlatshwayo, was ruled out of the tie with a knee injury, forcing the head coach to pick another player to don the armband for the upcoming game.
 
Baxter explained on Monday that Khune was dealing with a minor shoulder injury, but believes that it can be managed so that he is ok to play in the crunch World Cup qualifier. If he isn't ok to play, then Baxter will need to select somebody else. 
 
 
He told the media, ““Itu, to a lesser extent, has also got a shoulder injury, but that’s one that we can manage we think.”
 
The Englishman didn’t comment too much on Khune taking over from ‘Tyson’ but did allude to the fact that it is not 100% certain that the Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper will be ready for the encounter.
 
He simply said, “Itu will be captain if he’s fit.”
 
Bafana face the Burkinabe on Saturday at 15h00. 
 

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Baba Jessy Joined: 15 Aug 2017
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Baba Jessy Oct 03, 2017 09:36 PM
Why was he demorted at first Baxter?
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Realydoctor10 Joined: 18 Nov 2016
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Realydoctor10 Oct 03, 2017 08:24 PM
Khune will do nothing without the boys on the field they must work to protect him and they must score more goals if they want to win this game
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MR E Oct 03, 2017 05:45 PM
3 points is what we need nothing more!
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Qhaf-Qhaf Oct 03, 2017 03:39 PM
He had been the captain of The Bunch Of Losers for the past ten years so it's nothing new
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EagleEye Oct 03, 2017 03:31 PM
Be careful not to exaggerate your injury Itu.
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Mandie07 Oct 03, 2017 03:26 PM
He deserves to be.

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