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Igesund puts faith in young squad

Bafana Bafana take on Spain at FNB Stadium in Nasrec on Tuesday evening.

Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund says his team selection for tonight's game is an effort to build towards the future.

Bafana Bafana take on World and European champions Spain at the FNB Stadium.

Igesund says it is time to groom young players.

"We have a new generation of players now and we need to make changes. We haven't qualified for anything and some of the players are on the wrong side of 30. We are obviously looking to the 2018 and 2022 world cups."

The coach also praised Spain's policy of tolerance when it comes to helping build the identity of the national team.

"We've learnt from Spain to be patient and not to compromise our principles."

Bafana Captain Itumeleng Khune says the game is the perfect opportunity to make fans proud.

"We need to make the country proud. We need to win. We will go out there and give it our best shot."

Kick-off is at 9pm.