It’s not over yet for Khune, says Baxter


Kaizer Chiefs head coach Stuart Baxter believes that goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune still has a massive role to play at the club.

Khune recently penned a new two-year contract extension af Chiefs after weeks of speculation around his future.

The 34-year-old’s game has been blighted by some errors and injuries in the last few seasons and Baxter has backed the shot-stopper to come right in the upcoming season.

“I think Itu has committed himself now to being dedicated to going as far as he can in his career – it’s not over yet. And the other three are fighting him for that No 1 spot,” said Baxter.

“So it gives us a headache‚ but that’s a headache I’ll take any day of the week.”

According to Baxter, Chiefs have four No 1 goalkeepers in Khune, Daniel Akpeyi, Bruce Bvuma and new signing Brandon Petersen, who saved two penalties against Orlando Pirates in the Carling Black Label Cup at the weekend.

“The goalkeeper coach‚ Lee (Baxter)‚ is in Sweden at the moment. His wife is giving birth‚ so he was on Zoom with all the goalkeepers. And what he told the goalkeepers I can share with you – he told them that Kaizer Chiefs have got four No 1s.

“And they are fighting – they can be a no 4 one day and playing the next. We are blessed,” concluded the Chiefs coach.

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By FARPost Reporter