Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela encouraged by Bruce Bvuma debut against Cape Town City

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The 21-year-old was thrown into the deep end against the Citizens in the absence of injured keepers Itumeleng Khune and Brilliant Khuzwayo.

And although Bvuma conceded three goals in the narrow defeat at Cape Town Stadium, Komphela sees promise in the MultiChoice Diski Challenge product.

"He did well," said Komphela at the post-match press conference.

"One, apart from the goals, we are looking at him, how comfortable he is, the ease, the decision-making, the communicaiton with the defence and above all, you say in line with how we play as Kaizer Chiefs, how far is he? He was not far off, and the goals we conceded could have happened to any keeper. The first goal, the second goal, even the last one, maybe you can say the defenders could have dealt with it, you never know. But yes, conceded three, but you can't falter [sic] him. I think he came out very nice."

Komphela was overall proud of his side's efforts despite them falling four points behind pace-setting City with five matches remaining.

"I am very proud of the players today, I am just disappointed for the supporters. And again I say I raise my hand, I am the one today who stands behind them. Please give them a chance, they gave a great performance, they played good football, they tried their utmost best. If there is anything that has to be moved, shaken, please talk to me."