Register Login Live

Telkom Knockout

Khuzwayo To Challenge Soweto Derby Debut For Bucs?

Brilliant Khuzwayo, who is yet to make his official debut for Orlando Pirates this season, has been showing signs of readiness and that he is itching for game-time.

With Bucs preparing for their second Soweto Derby against Kaizer Chiefs in a space of just four weeks, an indication is that the shot-stopper may be ready to return to the field for competitive, top-flight football.

Read: Baloyi On Whether Khuzwayo Should Play In The Soweto Derby

Having been delayed by an injury in his progress at the Buccaneers, as he underwent an operation at the start of the season, the player returned to full training with the team last month and has been hard at work in trying to catch up with the other players with fitness. 

Khuzwayo has been as one of the three goalkeepers (the other two being Siyabonga Mpontshane and Jackson Mabokgwane) selected for Bucs’ CAF Champions League campaign, which is set to begin with the match against Light Stars of Seychelles on the week of 27-28 November.

Some Pirates fans had hoped to see Khuzwayo make his official debut for Bucs during the league match against Chiefs three weeks ago already.

Read: Are Mokwena’s Cryptic Tweets Targeted At Downs? 

However, Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic said that there had been no rush in immediately introducing the 28-year-old to the thick of things after his injury.

Said the Serbian mentor at the time, “We shall not rush because the operation has gone and the problems that he has and the way to come back is (that he is) hard-working, he’s on the good road. But when this will come, we shall make so many filters, medical filter and technical filter and goalkeeping coach filter and so many filters before we use him… utilise him in the best possible way.”

Khuzwayo took to his official Twitter account this past week to show some of the work he has been putting in at Pirates training, ahead of the upcoming Soweto derby.

Pirates and Chiefs are set to play their Telkom Knockout semi-final match at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on October 24.       

This article is brought to you by Telkom. Dial *123#, purchase a Mo’Nice bundle & you could win R1 Mil! Predict the score & have your bundle multiplied or win other great prizes!. Click here for more info.    

Are Mokwena’s Cryptic Tweets Targeted At Downs?

Was Pitso Right About Keeping His Dressing Room Quiet Without ...

PSL Club Confirm Goalkeeper’s Apology


Top 5

Chiefs Clear-Out Continues With 7 More…

248 Jul 27, 2021 06:38 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

11 Footballers Who Retired This Year

2 Jul 27, 2021 07:25 PM in World News

Downs Part Ways With Key Figure

46 Jul 27, 2021 03:20 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

10 Players In Running For 2021 Ballon D'Or

43 Jul 21, 2021 09:25 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Pirates Begin Trimming Squad, Second Exit Imminent

30 Jul 27, 2021 03:00 PM in Orlando Pirates

Exclusive: Zungu Update, Agent Comments On Chiefs Link

83 Jul 28, 2021 03:09 PM in Players Abroad

Downs Part Ways With Key Figure

46 Jul 27, 2021 03:20 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

CBL: Two Surprise Inclusions For Chiefs

121 Jul 29, 2021 01:01 PM in Soweto Derby

Pitso Targeting Chiefs Starlet?

81 Jul 29, 2021 11:02 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Big-Name Players Who Returned To Africa

3 Jul 28, 2021 12:20 PM in African Football

Chiefs Announce More Contract Business

107 Jul 27, 2021 04:16 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

19 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Former Pirates Star To Replace R17m Ahly-Bound Star?

16 Jul 27, 2021 08:00 AM in Siyagobhoza

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Pirates Player Exit Imminent...

6 Jul 26, 2021 07:58 PM in Orlando Pirates