Register Login Scores

PSL

Chiefs Legend Backs Khuzwayo & Pieterse

Legendary Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper, Banks Setlhodi, believes young Amakhosi shot-stoppers, Nhlanhla Brilliant Khuzwayo and Reyaad Pieterse, must be given time to develop their game at the highest level.

Both keepers saw game-time in 2013/14 when Itumeleng Khune was ruled out of action with injury. While both never really let the side down, there was some evidence their relative inexperience affected the confidence of Chiefs' defence. 

This is something Setlhodi believes will improve if both players are given enough time to improve their leadership and communication skills.

He told the Siya crew, "It can be difficult with these young boys. Sometimes they can get stage fright. That's the difficulty when you don't get game-time in say a reserve league to get experience. It's difficult if you don't play for two months and then you come back and have to perform. Look, the goalkeeping department isn't all about stopping the goals, it's about organising the back-four."

He added, "Look at Orlando Pirates when Senzo Meyiwa isn't there. The defence panics! If you look at those young boys (Pieterse and Khuzwayo), when they play the backline is panicking. It's because they don't have the assurance of being communicated with and guided properly. Talking to your defence isn't about making noise! It's about giving the right instructions, but I don't doubt them. I believe they've got the ability in them. Make no mistake - give them time and then they'll come right."

Who Is Chiefs Target, Dan Sserunkuma?

Why Chiefs Must Keep Musona

Chiefs Injury Nightmare In '13/14

150 comments

Top 5

Chiefs 10 Youngest Goalscorers Revealed!

16 Aug 11, 2022 10:59 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Official: 2022 Ballon d'Or Nominees Announced

6 Aug 12, 2022 08:38 PM in Ballon d’Or

Why Pirates Captain Was Substituted...

21 Aug 11, 2022 10:15 AM in Orlando Pirates

Richest EPL Owners Amid Man Utd Takeover Talk

2 Aug 11, 2022 07:26 PM in English Premier League

Rulani: Vila Contributed To Downs’ Downfall

88 Aug 11, 2022 07:35 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

'I Want To Buy Man Utd'

4 Aug 10, 2022 03:29 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Official: Motsepe Launches CAF African Super League

14 Aug 10, 2022 02:30 PM in African Football

Chiefs 10 Youngest Goalscorers Revealed!

16 Aug 11, 2022 10:59 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

10 Players Who Still Haven't Found New Clubs

2 Aug 10, 2022 12:26 PM in World News

Inside Amakhosi's Preparations For Crunch Downs Encounter

123 Aug 11, 2022 06:59 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Why Chiefs Target Fits Amakhosi's Immediate Criteria…

31 Aug 10, 2022 08:56 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Official: Motsepe Launches CAF African Super League

14 Aug 10, 2022 02:30 PM in African Football

Downs & CT City CAF CL Opponents Revealed

39 Aug 09, 2022 05:24 PM in CAF Champions League

Ten Hag Explains Benni Appointment

10 Aug 01, 2022 10:20 AM in English Premier League

Reunion On The Cards For Top Keeper?

1 Aug 10, 2022 05:09 PM in Siyagobhoza