Zwane details Khune impact

Itumeleng Khune celebrates one of Kaizer Chiefs's goals over the weekend
Itumeleng Khune celebrates one of Kaizer Chiefs's goals over the weekend
Lefty Shivambu

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune's return to first-team action at the club has received further applause with the veteran shot-stopper now having featured in four consecutive games.

Khune featured in one solitary match last season – the MTN8 opener against Mamelodi Sundowns – before being subjected to the sidelines for the rest of the campaign without a single minute in the DStv Premiership.

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Khune's critics urged the club hierarchy to release the Bafana international while calling for his retirement. Despite this Khune has fought back to be first-choice at 35-years-old while doubling up as captain of the team.

"Obviously, Khune brings that experience and leadership qualities at the back in organising the defence," Zwane said.

"So it is a plus for us but also it creates the competition that we need.

"There is competition for places, and we don't want players to own positions but to know that I'm choosing on merit and playing because I deserve to play and that is what we are trying to do.

"As you can see, we are getting better and better."

In his four appearances, Khune has conceded on three occasions against Stellenbosch, Marumo Gallants, and SuperSport United while keeping a clean sheet against AmaZulu.

Barring injuries and a drop in form Khune could be in line to feature in next month's Soweto derby, four years after he last made an appearance.

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