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Khune Sends Message To Bafana

Former Bafana Bafana captain Itumeleng Khune has sent a message to the national team ahead of their crunch clash in Ethiopia.

The 34-year-old last represented South Africa in November 2018 but is seemingly not part of Hugo Broos’ plans for the revamped squad.

However, he’s faced Ethiopia during his time with Bafana in 2013, and now warned the current crop about how they should approach Saturday’s game.

“We have been there before,” he told Chiefs’ media department.

“We did not get the positive result we wanted. I think just like we did back then we have a great squad again. 

“They must go out there and enjoy themselves and make sure at the end of the campaign they qualify for the World Cup.

“It is different compared to us because we played in Addis Ababa. This game is in Bahir Dar. It is an intimidating place to play in. If there are no fans in the stadium, it will work in our favour.

Despite facing a tough opponent away from home, Khune believes that Bafana can come back with a good result.

“They will get a positive result and leave with a smile on their faces. To the guys who have been selected, I wish them everything of the best and they must enjoy representing the nation,” he added.

“Never look back and regret while you can grab the opportunity to play for your country and give your all.

“We have to respect the badge and the people of the country. So when we get a call up, we must give our all for the country, the people and the flag.”

Bafana face Ethiopia in Bahir Dar on Saturday before welcoming them in South Africa on Tuesday.

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