Khune's Distribution Is Being Wasted At Chiefs - Reader’s Voice
South Africa's 3-1 FIFA 2018 qualifier will be largely remembered for the distribution by goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune which led to the second and third goals.
The player is famously known as 'Spider Kid' produced the same quality distributions against Baroka FC the previous Saturday, but the Kaizer Chiefs attackers failed to make use of these balls with most of them ending in pointless passes around the centre circle instead of springing the counter.
This again puts the microscope on Chiefs' transfer policy, and their continued failure to recruit quality attacking players in recent seasons. Apart from Shabba, Paez and Parker, there is no other recognisable star up front.
Sure, the likes of Thwala, Jayiya and Molangoane have pace and skills but they lack the necessary decision making to make it count in the final third on a consistent basis.
However, the game on Saturday showed how to best utilise this very vital skill of the goalkeeper, as the front three of Zwane, Vilakazi and Tau - all of whom play for Mamelodi Sundowns, scored and caused further havoc for the Burkina Faso defence. They were able to get at them after being aided by Khune's distributions.
As everyone witnessed how the match unfolded on Saturday, Khune would be wise to join the Brazilians and put more gloss to his already impressive trophy cabinet.
He might be the answer to Sundowns unlocking those tight defences and possibly plot other Champions League win.
*This article was written by a Soccer Laduma reader and reflects their opinion, not that of Soccer Laduma.