Steve Komphela says it's a luxury to have three top goalkeepers in Khune, Khuzwayo and Pieterse
Posted: 10 November 2015 Time: 19:12
Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela has expressed his satisfaction about the luxury of having three quality goalkeepers at his disposal at Naturena.
Amakhosi suffered what looked like a major blow when first-choice keeper Itumeleng Khune suffered a knee injury a few days before the Telkom Knockout semi final against Orlando Pirates.
Komphela was forced to start Brilliant Khuzwayo for that Soweto Derby and the former South Africa Under-23 goalkeeper did not disappoint and was named man of the match at FNB Stadium on Saturday.
The Phefeni Glamour Boys had another top goalkeeper in Reyaad Pieterse sitting on the bench during the match against Pirates in the absence of Khune, and the coach knows he is very lucky.
“Again, as I always say, Itu was not there, Brilliant stood up for us and won man of the match. Apart from Brilliant we still have Pieterse in the dressing room who can also stand up there,” said Komphela after Chiefs’ 6-5 victory on penalties.
“The luxury of having three quality goalkeepers has its own challenges but the benefit is here to be seen today [last Saturday],” he added.
Khuzwayo was recently called up to Bafana Bafana to replace the injured Khune but then withdrew, citing family commitments. Wayne Sandilands was called up in his stead.