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South Africa suffer huge blow – Itumeleng Khune remains doubtful for Senegal clash – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

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South Africa suffer huge blow - Itumeleng Khune remains doubtful for Senegal clash

Itumeleng Khune of Kaizer Chiefs 2016©Samuel Shivambu/Backpagepix

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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Nov 07, 2017. 15:30


South African national team coach Stuart Baxter will have a headache regarding the crisis in the Bafana Bafana goalkeeping department.

Bafana were dealt a huge blow when Kaizer Chiefs and national team goalkeeper, Itumeleng Khune suffered an injury in a local league game against Chippa United on Sunday.

‘Itu’ collided with Chippa’s Kurt Lentjies in their 1-0 win and was rushed to a hospital in Port Elizabeth where a scan was taken to determine the extent of the goalkeeper’s injury.

According to a statement from the Soweto giants, Khune was discharged from the hospital later on Sunday evening.

However, he remains a doubt for Bafana as they will face Senegal in their two 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers this weekend.

“The captain has a fracture to a bone in his face,” confirms Kaizer Chiefs physiotherapist David Milner.

“He will see a specialist as soon as possible and we will update thereafter.”

The 1996 African champions will need Khune as they have to bag six points from the two matches against the Lions of Teranga to book a spot in Russia at the World Cup.

Meanwhile, Baxter will now prepare with SuperSport United’s Ronwen Williams and Orlando Pirates’ Wayne Sandilands as he awaits for Khune’s medical report.

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Former Zamalek player: Salah’s Liverpool move has had a huge impact – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

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Former Zamalek player: Salah’s Liverpool move has had a huge impact

Mohamed Salah, Liverpool. CREDIT: Twitter @LFC

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Graeme Jackson

Monday Jul 10, 2017. 16:00


Former Zamalek midfielder Omar Ismael Youssef says Mohamed Salah’s big-money move to Liverpool has had a “huge impact” on Egyptian football.

Youssef also told Tribalfootball that Salah should be played on the right wing by manager Jurgen Klopp, following his transfer from Italian giants Roma.

“It’s left a huge impact on Egyptian players, especially youngsters,” Youssef explained.

“Everyone dreams of playing in the biggest league in the world and Salah is a role model to all of us.

“Yes of course, the whole country is talking about Salah.”

The former Zamalek man, who is nicknamed Tigana, reckons Salah’s pace will make him perfect for the English top flight.

“I think Salah’s best position is as a right winger. His pace and dribbling skills would add a lot to Liverpool and he’ll create a striking force along with Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Coutinho.”

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