Khune breaks long-standing goalkeeping records

Khune breaks long-standing goalkeeping records
KC Media

KC Media

Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has broken a long-standing goalkeeping record when he ran out against Angola in an international friendly match on Tuesday, 16 June 2015 at the Cape Town Stadium.

“It’s a proud moment for me, especially after having to compete with the past generations of goalkeepers this country has produced like Brian Baloyi, Emille Baron, Hans Vonk – who happened to be the goalkeeper coach when I got to Bafana Bafana”. Khune said

Khune played his 68th match to become the most capped South African goalkeeper, surpassing the record of 67 set by Andre Arendse.

Khune made his Bafana Bafana debut in 2008 in an international match against Zimbabwe which South Africa won 2-1.

“I am very proud of the journey I have travelled since making my debut in 2008 when I was given the opportunity by former Bafana Bafana coach Carlos Alberto Parreira. I never looked back and I told myself that I need to grab this opportunity with both hands and this is exactly the dream I wanted to live.” said Khune

He has been beaten 51 times and being sent off only once in South African colours – in the 2010 FIFA World Cup clash against Uruguay.

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