Good morning Khosi fans! Our boys will be back in action tomorrow evening and there is still one ongoing conversation over who will start in goals, but, today, I will look at why Itumeleng Khune could be the preferred choice.
The shot-stopper returned from injury towards the end of 2014, but he has not played in a competitive game since September.
It’s been a long wait for the Chiefs skipper, and it could all very well come to an end by the time Amakhosi step out onto the field tomorrow evening against Bloemfontein Celtic.
Here is why Khune could start versus Siwelele…
This Is Khune After All
Although Brilliant Khuzwayo has deputized in goal for Chiefs incredibly this season, there is no doubting that Khune has been the man to command the number one shirt for many years. Even if off his game slightly, Khune’s mere presence is something quite special to the team and there is no doubting the impact he has on the squad. Having him in between the poles will surely bode well for the squad.
Using Game Time As A Bargaining Tool
Throughout the January transfer window Khune has been linked with a move away from Naturena. However, having not made the switch in January, Chiefs and Stuart Baxter could well use game time as a bargaining tool to keep Khune at the club. If he sees he is guaranteed the first choice ahead of Khuzwayo, he may well be swayed to stay.
There Is Room To Test Out Players
With a 15-point gap at the top of the table and a trip to Botswana on the cards this weekend, Baxter has room to test out some players who are coming back from injury or have been benched for most of the game. The English coach could well be tempted to put Khune in goal.
Khune’s Mentor Is Back
It was announced at the start of the year that Chiefs were bringing back the services of goalkeeper coach Rainer Dinkerlacker. The German tutor formed a fond bond with Khune during their time together and it is no secret how much the Spider Kid admired Dinkerlacker. Baxter said he would take Rainer’s words of advice on who to choose in goal for this week’s match, and reports suggest it could very well be Khune.
Do you think Khune should start tomorrow evening’s game?