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Khune Joins List Of Free-Kick-Taking Goalkeepers

On Wednesday night, Itumeleng Khune surprised many when he stood over a dead ball and struck a free-kick towards Baroka's goal. His set-piece has seen him join a list of rare goalkeepers who do so. What did you make of it?

The Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper, who has been practising set-pieces for several years now, finally opted to stand over the ball and fire in a free-kick from 30 yards out.

While his effort may not have sailed into the back of the net, Khune's precision left many onlookers impressed, and many have called for him to attempt striking from dead-ball situations more often.

Brazilian legend Rogerio Ceni was famous for his set-piece taking for Sao Paolo, seeing him score 131 strikes over the course of his career.

"Itu" will certainly take inspiration from the 43-year-old, but he is also known to be motivated by former Colombia stopper Rene Higuita, who famously invented the "Scorpion Kick", which Khune attempted during a game last season.

Another player who is well known by the South African audience is Kennedy Mweene, and the Zambian is famous for his ability to take free-kicks and score penalties for his respective teams.

Eager to see which other goalkeepers are known to take free-kicks? Browse the gallery above!

Do you think Khune should attempt more set-pieces?


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