Walters: Who is our next Khune?

Premiership

Former Maritzburg United and Cape Town City shot-stopper Shu-Aib Walters believes there's a goalkeeper crisis in the Premier Soccer League.

Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki recently raised eyebrows with the inclusion of Kaizer Chiefs keeper Itumeleng Khune for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, despite his performances at club level this season.

Walters, who was part of 2010 World Cup squad, feels there's a huge crisis in the country and asked a serious question on whether the country is prepared for life after Khune.

"We definitely have a keeper crisis," Walters tells KickOff.com

"I've been saying this for the three years. Who is our next Khune? where is he coming from? .What happens if Ronwen gets injured? For me we should've have at bringing in our U23 national keeper in for the experience.

"But if you look you have [Golden] Arrows keeper Sfiso Mlungwana and [Darren] Johnson from Ajax (Cape Town Spurs). Are they good enough or ready?

"It's going to take time but we not investing enough resources in developing the younger generation of keepers."

Walters believes the current selection criteria is down to pressure because there's lack of local goalkeepers in the PSL.

"I believe the criteria in selection at the moment in goalkeeper department is out of pressure. Had we had more local keepers doing well consistently in the PSL we wouldn't be sitting in the dilemma we in.

"I think that's a bit dramatic saying all clubs can only have local keepers in their teams because owners have millions of Rands statuses to protect.

"And your keepers plays a fundamental part in where you end off on log in the season. He could save or cost you up to 10 points per season."

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