Itumeleng Khune

Goalkeeper: Kaizer Chiefs

The Amakhosi and national team goalkeeper was once described by former Bafana Bafana coach Carlos Alberto Parreira as "a warrior who goes into battle for you with a smile on his face�. Apt for a player who is fearless, has a good command of his penalty area and is well equipped with razor-sharp reflexes and good distribution. Khune, who hails from Ventersdorp, owes his burgeoning success to a good dollop of fortune. Initially an avid cricket fan who idolised Nicky Boje, Khune attended trials at Kaizer Chiefs in 1999 as a defender. Chest problems in a junior match meant he was relegated to ball boy behind one of the goals and his acrobatics in hoovering up loose shots soon caught the eye of the scouts. Khune made his PSL debut against Jomo Cosmos in 2007 and became only the second goalkeeper to be sent off in a World Cup Final match, during Bafana's defeat by Uruguay in 2010. � Niren Tolsi