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Khune Dishes On Keeper Shuffle Tactics In Zwane’s Squad

Khune Dishes On Keeper Shuffle Tactics In Zwane's Squad | diskidaily.com
Khune Dishes On Keeper Shuffle Tactics In Zwane’s Squad

Kaizer Chiefs’ veteran goalkeeper, Itumeleng Khune, has shed light on coach Arthur Zwane’s approach to managing his game-time. Having joined the senior team in 2004, Khune is the longest-serving player at the club.

This season, Khune has made a comeback under Zwane, featuring in 11 games where he conceded 12 goals. However, in the club’s last three games, Brandon Petersen was chosen over the 35-year-old. Despite the inconsistency in his starts, Khune has expressed an understanding of the rotation between the goalkeepers at the Glamour Boys.

Khune spoke to the media about the importance of players getting game-time, stating that it doesn’t kill the confidence of any player. “In football, it’s common to have two to three players competing for each position, and it’s important that everyone gets the opportunity to play,” said Khune.

Khune, along with Brandon Petersen, Bruce Bvuma, and Bontle Molefe, has been identified as the four number one goalkeepers at Kaizer Chiefs. Zwane’s philosophy is to manage the workload of the goalkeepers, especially for Khune at his age, so that they won’t play every match.

By doing this, the coach is building a good relationship with the players and promoting healthy competition within the goalkeeping department.

Khune explained that all the goalkeepers at Kaizer Chiefs have been given the opportunity to play this season, and they continue to push each other in training and preparation for matches. They all prepare equally and support the coach’s decision on match day, understanding that it’s for the benefit of the club.

As for the upcoming Soweto Derby, it’s unclear whether Brandon Petersen will retain his position in the Amakhosi goal or if Itumeleng Khune or Bruce Bvuma will be chosen. Bvuma played in the first Soweto Derby of the season, which Chiefs won 1-0, so he’s also an option for the coach to consider.

 

 

 

 

 

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