Why Khune’s Still Mzansi’s Best
Itumeleng Khune's Amazing Save %
Itumeleng Khune has firmly established himself as one of the finest goalkeepers to ever come out of South Africa over the years and, after putting in a fine string of performances this season, he has proven that he will not be stopping anytime soon.
Khune spent the opening two league games on the sidelines, with Amakhosi conceding three of the total goals that they have conceded this season, with Brilliant Khuzwayo deputising for the 30-year-old stopper. Since returning to action, Khune has conceded just one goal in four games, making 14 saves – the best figure per 90 minutes (4.67) in the league.
This gives him a save percentage ratio (saves per shots on target) faced of 93.3%, which is the best in the league. The next best goalkeeper in that regard is Orlando Pirates’ Wayne Sandilands, who saved 90.9% of the 13 shots on target that he saved this season. And reading further down the charts, Mamelodi Sundowns’ goalkeeper and CAF African-based player of the year, Denis Onyango has saved just 75% of the eight shots on target that he’s faced this season.
Do you think Khune will remain the PSL’s best goalkeeper for years to come?