Brilliant Khuzwayo shares first words as Orlando Pirates player following Kaizer Chiefs exit
Posted: 15 June 2018 Time: 08:40
Orlando Pirates' new signing Brilliant Khuzwayo says it is emotional to be following in the late Senzo Meyiwa's footprints upon his arrival at the club.
Khuzwayo made the switch from crosstown rivals Kaizer Chiefs, after failing to displace Itumeleng Khune in his six-year spell at Naturena.
Not getting any younger, the 28-year-old took the bold decision to join The Buccaneers despite facing competition for game-time with the likes of Wayne Sandilands, Jackson Mabokgwane and Siyabonga Mpontshane.
The former AmaZulu shot-stopper, however, was overcome by emotions when he first took to the pitch at Rand Stadium during his recent induction, reminiscing over Meyiwa, who stood in the same place before his passing in 2014.
“It’s very emotional for me [standing in these goalposts], knowing that this was the last place Senzo stood before he passed away," Khuzwayo told Bucs' website.
"We come from the same place and we were close, so standing here brings back those memories and thoughts of him."
With pre-season yet to commence, Khuzwayo is already relishing his club debut when the season kicks off in August.
"I’m also looking out over the field and trying to visualise where I’d be distributing the ball, who will be running into the space and also imagining what it will be like playing in front of the fans in an official game," he added.
"I’m really excited at being an Orlando Pirates goalkeeper and looking forward to making the supporters happy. We are, afterall, the 'Happy People'.”