Bvuma soaking in Chiefs sunshine
Posted: 17 August 2017 Time: 13:33
Bruce Bvuma says he has always looked to Itumeleng Khune as his role model and hopes to Kaizer Chiefs fans will one day treat him like they do the club captain.
Bvuma will be part of the Amakhosi picture in the 2017/18 PSL season after earning promotion from the development ranks to the first team this week.
And while he has his work cut out for him if he is to become the first-choice keeper at Naturena, Bvuma admits he has been blown by the reception Kaizer Chiefs’ goalkeepers always seem to receive on matchdays.
When reflecting on last month’s Carling Black Label Champions Cup win over Orlando Pirates, Bvuma told Chiefs’ official website: “I felt that enthusiasm. The crowd went wild every time Itumeleng Khune and Brilliant Khuzwayo made a save during the warming-up. It was wonderful.”
When asked where his inspiration comes from, Bvuma added: “Itu [Khune] has always been my favourite local goalkeeper.
“He has been at Chiefs for more than ten years now. He has played for South Africa at the World Cup and he has won numerous trophies. It’s my dream to achieve in my career what Itu has achieved.”
When quizzed about his plans at Chiefs this season, Bvuma said: “To get better. I plan to come early to training and do something extra. I am determined to succeed.”