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Baroka FC coach Kgoloko Thobejane considers Oscarine Masuluke among the world's best goalkeepers, hits out at the stopper's critics

Posted: 6 June 2017 Time: 19:01

Baroka FC coach Kgoloko Thobejane says people criticising his number one goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke don't understand the art of goalkeeping.

Masuluke became a household name last year after netting a wonder goal against Orlando Pirates, but has come under scrutiny for his poor judgement.

"He is our number one keeper," Thobejane tells KickOff.com. "What is happening to Oscar right now is happening to every goalkeeper in the world, all over the world.

"It's just that people don't know what is goalkeeping [sic], they need to learn the art of goalkeeping."

Baroka are currently contesting the promotion play-offs against Stellenbosch FC and Black Leopards, the latter of which they face in a derby showdown at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday.

Thobejane says he has no intention of replacing the much-maligned Masuluke - tearful after his performance in between the sticks during the 2-2 draw with Stellenbosch - for the remainder of the play-offs.

"He is our best keeper. All over the world keepers concede goals and they are understood - they tell them it was because of bad luck that they've conceded, but if it's Oscar people talk and talk... they talk too much," he stated. 

"No keeper wants to concede but when they hit you, as a keeper it hits you as well when you concede. Lack of concentration from the whole defence might also play a role, not because of Oscar because I count him among the best in the world."

Article by: Sipho Mlotha
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