Register Login Scores

Soweto Derby

Chiefs Boss Drops Another Khune Hint…

Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp has dropped yet another hint that Itumeleng Khune could be in goal for the Soweto Derby.

Whether it will be Khune or Daniel Akpeyi who the coach picks as the Amakhosi goalkeeper when they face Orlando Pirates at FNB Stadium tomorrow afternoon has been a raging debate since the Bafana Bafana international returned from injury. Khune has only featured in the two Nedbank Cup games so far.

Read: Soweto Derby Logistics - What You Need To Know 

And Middendorp has admitted that it’s a tough decision to make, especially given that Akpeyi, despite his most recent error in Chiefs’ 2-1 Absa Premiership defeat to Maritzburg United earlier this month, has stood in with distinction.

“I absolutely respect opinions,” the coach said.

“There’s no doubt about it. I put it always into the process of decision making, but we have competence in our technical team to see what is the solution. I understand fully a certain emotional attachment to certain type of players – so what must I say? I understand, and I respect it. Probably he (Khune) is on the field, why not? As one option.”

Pressed on how tough a decision it is to make, Middendorp went further.

“It’s a very tough decision and each and everybody should respect it in the end and that’s it. Daniel has not taken a mental knock at all,” he explained.

Read: Middendorp: I Have 89 Pages About Pirates 

Story by @superjourno 

18 comments

Top 5

Exclusive! Latest On Chiefs & Maart…

40 May 18, 2022 10:01 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Messi's Barca Return Back On?

6 May 16, 2022 08:28 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Pirates Closer To Striker Deal?

6 May 17, 2022 12:04 PM in Orlando Pirates

Official: Real Madrid Reveal 2022/23 Home Shirt

2 May 16, 2022 11:30 AM in LaLiga

Zwane On Doors Opening For Players At Chiefs

4 May 16, 2022 12:30 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Inside Seventeen Lifestyle: The Lounge Owned By George Lebese

6 May 16, 2022 02:11 PM in Show Me The Money

Lewandowski 'Chooses' Next Club

2 May 17, 2022 07:25 PM in Bundesliga News

Messi's Next Club Already Confirmed?

May 17, 2022 06:28 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Report: Pirates’ Mhango Future Decided?

33 May 09, 2022 08:41 AM in Orlando Pirates

Pogba's Future To Take Dramatic Twist?

4 May 17, 2022 09:26 AM in English Premier League

What Zwane Told Chiefs Players At Half-Time

37 May 09, 2022 02:16 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Seven Treble Winners In European Football History

4 May 17, 2022 12:27 PM in World News

Stellies Join Race For Bucs Target

4 May 10, 2022 10:53 AM in Siyagobhoza