Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune believes his side’s defensive record of four clean sheets can help the team overcome the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
Bafana Bafana has the best defensive record in Group E of 2019 AFCON qualifiers, having recorded four clean sheets out of four matches.
Khune believes the good runs of a clean sheet can help the team avoid defeat to Gernot Rohr’s when both teams meet at Johannesburg this weekend.
“I think we should focus on ourselves for now because four clean sheets in the same number of games is a really good record. We are unbeaten, haven’t conceded a single goal, and we have scored eight goals in those matches, ”Khune.
“So those are the things we look at, but we keep telling ourselves that we must keep our feet firmly on the ground and keep looking for more,” the Bafana shot-stopper added.
The Kaizer Chiefs shot-stopper then charged to come out and support the team to victory over Three-time African champions.
“The team needs you. The team needs you. You know how South Africans are. They like last-minute things. So, they will go and buy tickets.
“We just have to encourage them to come to the stadium and make promises that we will keep, and we will deliver on Saturday.
“That’s our promise, that we will do well. We will definitely go out there and represent the country well.
“So, they must play their part as well by coming to support the team. And purchase more tickets. Ninety-five thousand, it’s possible. South Africans I know you can do it. The team needs you,” Khune told Sports24. co.za.