Bafana Bafana Head Coach Stuart Baxter told members of the media in the final briefing ahead of tomorrow’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Senegal that he was hopeful of Itumeleng Khune’s progress.
Khune who trained with his teammates in two training sessions yesterday has been the centre of concern for the technical team and the nation following an injury to his face when he collided with Chippa United midfielder Kurt Lentjies this past Sunday.
Baxter told the media that Khune is an experienced and mature player who is aware of the demands and levels expected of a Bafana keeper.
“Khune knows the opposition we face tomorrow, he understands the importance of the game and I don’t think he will risk by telling us that he is fit to play when he is not,” said Baxter.
“We will monitor him again, however we more hopeful than we two days ago. It’s not certain that he will play tomorrow as there is still a last-minute fitness test he must undergo and further discussions among ourselves to decide,” he added.
The Crew reported earlier that after the training sessions held yesterday, the Bafana number one keeper remained buoyant and eager to represent his country if called upon.
Bafana take on Senegal tomorrow at the Peter Mokaba Stadium at 19h00