Brilliant Khuzwayo hails Senzo Meyiwa and Moeneeb Josephs as inspiration
Posted: 8 November 2015 Time: 12:28
Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo says he used to look up to the way Bidvest Wits goalkeeper Moeneeb Josephs and the late Senzo Meyiwa handled themselves in penalty shootouts.
Khuzwayo put in a Man of the Match performance to help Chiefs beat arch rivals Orlando Pirates, which was decided by a penalty shootout, and advance to the final of this year's Telkom Knockout cup.
During the shootout Khuzwayo was often seen to be sharing stern words with his opponent and, after the match, the former AmaZulu shot-stopper explained his cheeky intimidation method that he learnt from watching Meyiwa and Josephs.
"When I was young - maybe 15, 16, 17 - I used to watch the late Senzo Meyiwa - may his soul rest in peace," revealed the 25-year-old.
"[Senzo] was from my hood, Umlazi... You always want to learn from the best, especially in South Africa, so I used to watch Moeneeb Josephs as well.
"It makes players shaky, and makes them doubt and say, 'Maybe he knows my side', so when you talk more, even if the player knows which side he will kick, you create that doubt in him.
"He'll start thinking maybe he shouldn't go that side, and that always worked for Senzo and for Moeneeb, why can't it work for me? So I'm using it," he added.
Chiefs have now set up a date with Mamelodi Sundowns in the Telkom Knockout Final, to be played next month.