Kaizer Chiefs’ latest addition to the club’s goalkeeping department, Brandon Petersen, says he plans to challenge the likes of Itumeleng Khune to become the club’s number one.
Peterson was among eight new faces at Naturena this season as part of a squad overhaul by Amakhosi after spend the entire 2020/21 season on the sidelines following his exit from Bidvest Wits in June last year.
Having already gotten a taste of what it means to represent the Glamour Boys in the Carling Black Label Cup against Orlando Pirates last Sunday, Petersen has now set his eyes on the coveted number one jersey at the club – especially with goalkeeper coach Lee Baxter revealing that all four of the club’s keepers in Khune, Petersen, Bruce Bvuma and Daniel Akpeyi, standing a chance of being the first choice at any given time.
“Because there is always me pushing someone else and someone pushing me, it will help. In the first training session the guys made me feel at home and for me it has been a blast,” Petersen told the club’s media department on the competition at the club.
The 27-year-old added that the brotherhood that exists between the clubs shot-stoppers has been an eye opener for him since joining the Soweto giants.
“Having that camaraderie between the goalkeepers and seeing the way they work together and push one another. For me it was an eye opener. It is encouraging me to work hard. We saw in the CAF Champions League, with the changes that Chiefs had with the goalkeepers, they put one in, and he performs. That is something that makes me smile,” he added.
It now remains to be seen which of Chiefs’ four goalies cracks the nod for the club’s season opener in the MTN8 quarterfinals against Mamelodi Sundowns at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday.
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