Kaizer Chiefs and South Africa first choice goalkeeper, Itumeleng Khune will be looking to erase the haunting memories of the matchday4 0-0 draw at Seychelles when Bafana Bafana play host to Nigeria at the magnificient FNB Stadium on Saturday.
To put the disappointment of that draw behind them, Khune and Bafana Bafana will be looking to pacify their fans by returning to winning ways against Nigeria in the Group E Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier.
And beating Nigeria will pose a much difficult task to South Africa considering that their opponents are on top of the log with nine points from four games.
One point currently separate the two sides with South Africa having eight points to sit second on the standings after four rounds of games.
Khune who is yet to concede a goal in the qualifiers will personally be looking to have a clean sheet in tomorrow’s outing.
“It’s a good record for us as a team, having kept four clean sheets in four games, but we’ve been working hard as a team and been encouraging all the departments to play their part and do well for the team,” said the 31-year-old.
“We’re still unbeaten, we still haven’t conceded a single goal, so those are the things we [take confidence from].
“But we keep telling ourselves that we must keep our feet firmly on the ground and keep grinding for more [solid performances].
“We obviously have to prepare mentally, physically and emotionally because we know how tough it is to play against West African countries.”