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South Africa coach backs Sandilands and Williams – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

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South Africa coach backs Sandilands and Williams

Wayne Sandilands of South Africa

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Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Nov 07, 2017. 18:30


South Africa coach Stuart Baxter has given his support to back-up goalkeepers Wayne Sandilands and Ronwen Williams.

One or both of the duo may well be called upon for Bafana Bafana’s 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Senegal on November 10 and 14, as first-choice goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune is an injury doubt.

“I have total confidence in both keepers, absolute confidence. I can’t remember a goalkeeper that I have not seen throw one in. I have seen Itu throw them in as well,” said Baxter, as quoted by Kick-Off.

“I remember when I joined Chiefs, they showed me a free-kick which Itu threw in and I am thinking ‘that’s going to be my goalkeeper’. I have total confidence in whoever is going to play, if Itu does not play. Whoever plays will meet the challenge.”

Khune notably missed the back-to-back defeats at the hands of Cape Verde back in September, and although his return to the team coincided with a 3-1 win over Burkina Faso last month, Baxter doesn’t necessarily believe there is a causal relationship at play.

“I don’t think in terms of ‘when he played we won and they played we didn’t win’. You have got to believe in your players and they have to believe in themselves,” added the Bafana coach.

“If we keep worrying about what’s happened in the past, then we will struggle. That’s not going to enter my world. Whoever is in goals, I believe they can do the job and he needs to know that and give every thing he’s got. I am confident, with or without Itu.”

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Orlando Pirates keeper Sandilands receives SA call-up – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

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Austin Ditlhobolo

Thursday Aug 24, 2017. 12:00


South Africa goalkeepers Itumeleng Khune and Darren Keet are set to miss Bafana Bafana’s clashes with Cape Verde next month.

Bafana are scheduled to lock horns with Cape Verde in back to back 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers next month.

Experienced goalkeeper Khune, who is currently on the books of South African Absa Premiership giants Kaizer Chiefs, is down with a chest infection.

While goalkeeper Keet, who is also plying his trade in the Absa Premiership for Bidvest Wits, is currently suffering from a knee injury.

Stuart Baxter, the Bafana coach, has called up Reyaad Pieterse of SuperSport United as well as Wayne Sandilands of Orlando Pirates as replacements.

This was confirmed by the South African Football Association (SAFA) on Wednesday.

South Africa are scheduled to face off with Cape Verde on Friday, 1 September 2017 at the Estadio Nacional Stadium in Cape Verde.

The return leg encounter is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 5 September at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa.

Bafana assemble for camp on Sunday, 27 August 2017 in Johannesburg, and expected to travel to Cape Verde on Tuesday, 29 August.

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Wayne Sandilands signs three-year deal with Orlando Pirates – ABSA Premiership 2017/18

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Wayne Sandilands signs three-year deal with Orlando Pirates

Boban Bogere of Polokwane City challenged by Wayne Sandilands of Mamelodi Sundowns during the Absa Premiership match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Polokwane City at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa on October 28, 2015 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

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Graeme Jackson

Thursday Jul 13, 2017. 18:30


Goalkeeper Wanye Sandilands has signed with Orlando Pirates ahead of the 2017/18 PSL season.

The 33-year-old was signed as a free agent, having seen out his contract at Mamelodi Sundowns.

Sandilands, who was also courted by Maritzburg United, has penned a three-year deal with the Buccaneers. The club announced the transfer on their official Twitter page:

Sandilands has been on the books of SuperSport United, Platinum Stars and Sundowns in his PSL career, and has represented South Africa at both junior and senior international level.

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