'Khune's free-kicks are very good'

Posted: 3 December 2018 Time: 13:15

Kaizer Chiefs coach Giovanni Solinas feels goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has the striking technique to be a set-piece specialist.

Khune, who is revered for his distribution, took a free-kick from around the middle of the park in a 2-1 loss to Golden Arrows at Princess Magogo Stadium on Saturday.

Asked about the curious moment, the under-fire Solinas says Khune has shown in training he has ability in such scenarios.

"Sometimes Khune at training sessions takes the free-kicks and penalties, he is very good," said Solinas.

"We tried solutions because in the first half and the second half different players tried to score from set-pieces.

"We also tried an option with Khune's technique, which is very good."

Amakhosi were undone by a first-half brace from the spot by Limbikani Mzava, with Colombian hitman Leonardo Castro reducing the deficit on the hour-mark in KwaMashu.

Chiefs, who responded from their Telkom Knockout semi-final loss to Orlando Pirates with a 4-0 rout of Zimamoto in their CAF Confederation Cup opener last week, are seventh on the Absa Premiership table with 18 points from 14 games.

Solinas's side will visit Zanzibarian outfit Zimamoto on Tuesday before resuming their league campaign against sixth-placed SuperSport United at FNB Stadium on December 12.

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Article by: Ernest Fakude

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