Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune ready to stop Orlando Pirates
Posted: 23 February 2011 Time: 15:39
Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune says he is aiming to keep a clean sheet against rivals Orlando Pirates at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.
The Chiefs keeper has only kept one clean sheet in their past five matches - against Moroka Swallows - and has conceded six goals in the process. The 23-year-old keeper explains that the reason they have been conceding soft goals is because of their lapse in concentration and says that they have been working hard to rectify those mistakes against Pirates.
_quote "I don't think we will go out there and make mistakes which will cost us goals, but come Saturday I am aiming for a clean sheet and others will follow." Khune also wished his friend Moeneeb Josephs of Orlando Pirates, a speedy recovery. Josephs has been ruled out for the Derby and possibly the remainder of the season due to a shoulder injury. "I didn't know about his injury; my goalkeeper coach told me this morning that he will be out for possibly the remainder of the season. I would like to take this opportunity to wish him a speedy recovery as the nation and Pirates need him. "We will miss Moeneeb and whoever takes his position will have to deliver and it is not going to be easy," he adds. "But Senzo (Meyiwa) has played in a Derby before and I think he knows what it is expected because pressure is the name of the game, especially in the Derby. Because he has been there and done that, he is more than ready and I am sure he will deliver for Pirates," Khune concludes.