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Khune – ‘Confeds Cup helped me’

Posted: 24 July 2009 Time: 12:09

Kaizer Chiefs’ penalty hero Ithumeleng Khune says the experience in the Fifa Confederations Cup helped him during the game against Orlando Pirates on Thursday night.

Khune saved one penalty from Bennett Chenene while three other Pirates players, Benson Mhlongo Dikang Mabalane and Lucky Lekgwathi, missed their kicks in the Vodacom Challenge penalty shootout in Port Elizabeth.   “You see, from the 85th minute I started delaying the game because I knew that when it goes to penalties, I would make up to two saves. I was confident and it happened just as I thought it would,” he tells KickOff.com.   The Bafana Bafana number one said that when Pirates players were about to take penalties, the crowd encouraged him do to do well.   “I thank the crowd for their support. They made me do all I could to make them happy. They played a major part in my saving the penalty and the other players missing theirs. It was tough, but at the end of the day my experience from the Confederations Cup helped me,” Khune said.   “After saving that penalty against [David] Villa, I knew I could save anyone’s penalty, so I am not scared. That is why when they retake a penalty I am still confident.”

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 12:21 pm
boi you are good!!i take my cap for you!!but on the day i think josephs was the best of the goaliez!!I love his confidance
Anonymous
posted: 12:22 pm
But you move from the line before the kicker kicks the ball. I dont doubt your abilities though.
Anonymous
posted: 12:28 pm
boi you are good!!i take my cap for you!!but on the day i think josephs was the best of the goaliez!!I love his confidance
Anonymous
posted: 12:29 pm
Love or hate him, the boy is good and very down to earth. he knows his strength and weaknesses. AboJomo can hate or jealous him s much as they like but they wont take away the talent...he is Good.
He passes the ball much better than most infield players and i think someday one coach will try him infield. He was good even there before he was converted.
Great son of the soil...Mzantsi! Josephs is coming up strongly too if yesterdays performance is anything to go by...
Anonymous
posted: 12:35 pm
Khune's exceptional, no matter what bitter haters like Jomo say!!!
Anonymous
posted: 12:39 pm
Khune: ja neh,,after that Brazil blunder..yesterday showed that you have to kool down the opposition don just kick the ball cos it can lead into disaster...that's what I notice, and the other thing...Josephs has joined the future prospects: you both performed...feel Sorry for u Senzo and Davi Tlal (from Carara Kicks)...
Anonymous
posted: 12:42 pm
Hhe Batho, Im being accused of being bitter when the TV clearly showed in slow motion that he moves from his line. I said I dont doubt his abilities & some people have a nerve to attack me. Yoh, kahleni bafana all Im saying is nothing but the naked truth.
lekhosi la ga Mothapo
posted: 12:46 pm
the competition is on for the number one spot in the bafana team baloyi should never ever be included we have khune no 1,moneeb and fernande competing fo r second spot
Anonymous
posted: 12:49 pm
Yah i have to admit the boy did very well, though he saved one the other players missed because of his presence. slim kat did superbly well too, he was let down by those moegoes that shot wayward from goals...
SkullnBones
posted: 01:05 pm
It wasn't your goalkeeping which won it for you boy.It was becoz of Mhlongo,Mabalane and missing their chances.Get off your high horse.
Anonymous
posted: 01:07 pm
Jomo Jomo Jomo Jomo where in this planet do you come from...give credit when is due coz the boy is improving day by day...please take note of his age
Anonymous
posted: 01:09 pm
Thulani please do yourself a favor and take your medication
Anonymous
posted: 01:10 pm
Fani - Botswana
You are exceptional keep it up. Im ur number 1 fan. You are capable and i salute you. Josephs is also coming up if what he show cased during the derby is something to go by.Thank you GUYS for ensuring that we reach the finals, it's a great achivement.
Moe4eva
posted: 01:20 pm
Now Khune don't get over yourself, you lack the basics when it comes to saving penalties for starters..... Jerome tried to teach you a thing or two last night yet you still failed...

Overall you're just an ordinary acrobatic keeper, better than that racist Rowen I must say though...
Anonymous
posted: 01:25 pm
Hahaha, Khune, take it easy now. Even Moeneeb is better than you, and he doesn't move off the line before the ball comes.
Anonymous
posted: 01:28 pm
STONZA
Take it easy man. Stop worshipping a boy half your age.
Anonymous
posted: 01:29 pm
Sunnyboy:

What credit are you talking about? Didnt I say I dont doubt his abilities & my only problem is that he moves before the kicker kicks the ball. Dont make age an excuse here, Ika Cassilas saved penalties for Real Madrid at the age of 18 & he was not moving from his line.
Anonymous
posted: 01:34 pm
Khune u r great.leave them crying.
Anonymous
posted: 01:47 pm
TO HATERS U CAN SAY ALL DIE KAK U CAN -BUT KHUNE IS THE BEST IN AFRICA,STILL YOUNG-KALIDOM & GAMEDOM WITH YOUR DAMONDOM-U ARE JUST THE SAME IDIOTS,YES KHUNE MOVE BEFORE-BUT WHAT ABOUT JOSEPH SAVES-HE MOVE OFF LINE AS WELL-BUT I DO NOT BLAME U 'CAUSE OF YOUR BLINDNESS DUE DOM KOPS-LIKE IT OR NOT THE IS BEST OF CHIEFS IS STILL TO COME-SUNFLOPPERSDOM BEWARE CHIEFS IS GOING TO BLEKSAM U BIG TIME
Thabang [The KHOSI One]
posted: 02:09 pm
Why didnt you mention this moving away from his line when he saved Villa's penalty; yeah you couldnt say so bcoz it suited you best IDIOTS.
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