Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has been slammed by his former Bafana Bafana teammate for the technique he used after yet another blunder cost Amakhosi the game against AmaZulu.
Khune was at fault for the goal scored by former teammate Lehlohonolo Majoro which cost Chiefs what looked like a possible point going into their tally, after he failed to deal with a cross with the scoreboard reading 1-1 at the time.
AmaZulu won 2-1 to return to Durban with the maximum points and up to 6th on the DStv Premiership log, while Chiefs are in 9th place with only four wins from 16 matches.
Khune was playing for the first time since he was dropped after his costly mistakes in December against Black Leopards and SuperSport United respectively.
Former goalkeeper Shu-Aib Walters, who was in Bafana’s 2010 World Cup squad with Khune, has questioned the decision-making of the Amakhosi shot-stopper.
“Look, because the ball was coming from his left-hand side and with the pace that the ball was coming, he should have technically used his left hand. But he went and used his right hand and that is unpredictable because you use your right hand to basically punch out towards the middle, which means that your timing of the punch has to be spot on, which clearly wasn’t because when you mistime a punch with a right hand that’s what’s going to happen. It’s basically just going to fumble and end up there where Majoro was. It would have been better if he had mistimed the punch with the left hand because it would have gone to the right, or had he got it properly it would have gone further. The technical side of it is that he needed to use his left hand,” said Walters, speaking to the Siya crew.
“I also understand that he’s just coming back to playing but you want to go with what you are more comfortable with because he is a right-handed person, so he’s stronger on his right. He felt in that incident that he needed to use his right because of lack of confidence and lack of game-time. Had he been getting more game-time and with more confidence he would have used his left hand,” he said.
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