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CAF CL Final Goalkeeping Headache For Chiefs

Blessed with three talented goalkeepers, Kaizer Chiefs have very little to complain about when it comes to their last line of defence; however, with one of the club’s most important matches Amakhosi have an important decision to make.

Chiefs enjoyed a fairy-tale run to the CAF Champions League final, where they will face a Pitso Mosimane-led Al Ahly in Casablanca in seven days’ time.

On their journey to the final, all three of Chiefs’ goalkeepers played an important role for the Glamour Boys. The fact that they are the first team since 1997 to make it all the way to the CAF Champions League final without conceding a goal at home is testimony to that.

For one, Itumeleng Khune, Chiefs’ longest serving player in the current squad was in imperious form whenever called upon. The 34-year-old played six matches in total, keeping four clean sheets and conceding six goals.

Another Goalkeeper who has been scintillating for Chiefs is Bruce Bvuma, the 25-year-old has come of age for the men from Naturena in the current continental campaign. The Bafana Bafana shot stopper has featured in three games, keeping two clean sheets.

He conceded three goals in the pulsating second leg 3-0 loss against Simba SC in the quarter finals, although it was enough to see Chiefs advance 4-3 on aggregate.

Daniel Akpeyi also deserves a mention for his contribution to Chiefs magical run.

Statistically, Akpeyi is Chiefs best goalkeeper in the Champions League this season. The Nigerian has not conceded a goal in a single CAF Champions League match this season. The 34-year-old featured in six matches in total and has a 100% record of not conceding in over seven hours of football.

The final decision as which goalkeeper gets the nod for the spectacle in Casablanca lies with the technical team, with all three goalkeepers showing they are worthy of a starting berth against the Red Eagles.

Click through the gallery to see Chiefs' road to the CAF CL Final

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