PSL News 4.10.2016 01:57 pm

Bafana need to qualify for World Cup – Khune

Itumeleng Khune. Photo: Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images

Itumeleng Khune. Photo: Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images

Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune says the national team needs to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Khune believes Bafana Bafana have learnt from their failed campaign to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament.

“We learnt our lessons from the Afcon qualifiers and we have to do well in the World Cup qualifiers,” Khune told the New Age.

“It very difficult for the country because we qualified for the last Afcon and having not qualified now (for the 2017 tournament in Gabon), it’s not something we want to go through again.”

South Africa, who are in Group D, will face Burkina Faso in their opening World Cup qualifier on Saturday before battling with Senegal (November 7) and Cape Verde (August 28, 2017).

The winning team from this group will qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

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