Jonty Mark
Football Editor
1 minute read
8 Nov 2017
2:47 pm

It is impossible to tell if Khune will play or not – Baxter

Jonty Mark

Itumeleng Khune is training with Bafana Bafana, but head coach Stuart Baxter says it is “impossible” to know whether he will take the field on Friday.

Itumeleng Khune of South Africa during training session at Peter Mokaba Stadium. (Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix)

Bafana take on Senegal in a 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifier at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.

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Khune, with a swelling above his eye, did some training exercises away from the rest of the squad on Wednesday morning after fracturing a bone in his face with Kaizer Chiefs in Sunday’s Telkom Knockout win at Chippa United.

He was set to undergo further tests wearing a protective mask on Wednesday afternoon.

“Itu arrived this morning, he has done some coordination work to test his vision and this afternoon he will be getting his mask and we will be testing him with his diving to see if there is any possibility at all that he can play,” said Baxter.

“At the moment it is impossible to say, his vision is not impaired greatly but we don’t know how a mask will impair that or how he will feel banging around on the ground. We will test that this afternoon.”

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