Baxter explains Khune's latest absence

Premiership

Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has explained club captain Itumeleng Khune's latest absence from the matchday squad.

Khune was a notable absentee from Chiefs' squad as the Amakhosi succumbed to a 2-0 DStv Premiership defeat to title rivals Mamelodi Sundowns on Sunday.

Instead, Bruce Bvuma was handed a starting berth for a third consecutive match ahead of Nigeria international Daniel Akpeyi, who was named on the substitutes' bench. 

"Bruce played tonight," Baxter said following the match. "If there is an indication, and if all the 'keepers are equal, we will obviously think about the future as well.

"So if you don’t get a definite advantage with choosing one of the other ones then we will select what we believe is the long-term choice for Kaizer Chiefs.

"Itu not being on the bench either is because we have two international goalkeepers, who were both on international duty and who are both in good shape at the moment.

"We thought that Daniel and Bruce were the right ones to play against Sundowns. Itu played last time against Sundowns, so we do have our experience with that."

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