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Khune Looks Ahead To Russia

Itumeleng Khune is confident that Bafana Bafana can move on from the disappointment of not qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Bafana bowed out after Ethiopia did enough to win Group A of African World Cup qualifying.

The South African national team came close to reaching the final stages of qualifying, however early results in the competition appeared to set Gordon Igesund’s charges back.

Bafana drew their opening two matches in Group A while Pitso Mosimane was in charge, and the national team weren’t able to recover those four dropped points in the final reckoning.

Read: Pitso fired!

Nonetheless, Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana shot-stopper, Khune, believes the experience can serve as motivation for the country during qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

He told Chiefs’ official website, “At the end of the day things did not go our way and it was difficult to celebrate the win against Botswana as we were disappointed about not qualifying for the World Cup."

"I was proud of the players though because we bowed out fighting and the result against Botswana (Bafana won 4-1) demonstrated that.”

Read: Don’t You Dare Sack Gordon, Safa!

“The people who came through at Moses Mabhida Stadium saw that we died with our boots on for the country."

"We have to move on and start preparing for the challenges that lie ahead including the Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup 2018 in Russia.”

By David Minchella
Follow David on Twitter: @DavidLaduma



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