Bunting itching for Chiefs chance
Posted: 22 June 2018 Time: 08:03
Kaizer Chiefs striker Yusuf Bunting is eager to break through at Amakhosi this season and is relishing the prospect of competing in the CAF Confederation Cup.
Bunting, a long-time touted prospect, has shone for Chiefs' reserve team, notably bagging four goals in five matches in the club's MultiChoice Diski Shield triumph in 2017/18.
The 22-year-old, though, faces competiton for game-time at Naturena from the likes of Leonardo Castro, Ryan Moon, Bernard Parker, Gustavo Paez and Dumisani Zuma.
He will hope to win over the successor to departed coach Steve Komphela, who earlier this week took charge of Bloemfontein Celtic following his resignation from the Soweto giants in April.
"I have been working hard during the break to keep my fitness levels high,” Bunting told his club's website.
"I am excited and ready. It’s also great that we will play on the African continent, participating in the CAF Confederation Cup starting in early 2019.”
Meanwhile, the Lenasia resident has been paying close attention to the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia and hopes England can go all the way and emulate their 1966 heroics.
"Portugal has positively surprised me,"he said. "I thought that besides Ronaldo they didn’t really have a very competitive team. But that impression was wrong, they have a good side.
"Mexico has also started well, beating Germany. Their winger Lozano has impressed me. I had never heard from him, but he’s brilliant – he has pace, is quick off the mark and is a good finisher, scoring the sole goal against the Germans.
"The Russians are another side that had an impressive start to the World Cup, having already qualified for the Round of 16.
"The country I support to win the World Cup is England, but they have a habit of chocking at the World Cup. That’s why my back-up to win the trophy is Spain."