Soccer

Siphiwe: Leave Khune alone

2011-09-13 09:52
Itumeleng Khune (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs winger Siphiwe "Shabba" Tshabalala has come out in defence of goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune, after their loss to Orlando Pirates in the MTN8 final at the weekend, according to a Sowetan report.

Khune came under a lot of criticism after the 107th minute long-range strike by Oupa "Ace" Manyisa that saw Pirates successfully defend their title on Saturday night.

Tshabalala said on the Kaizer Chiefs website: "We came here to play as a team. When we win we do so as a team and when we lose it is the same. To single out one player is not fair."

Khune wrote on Twitter: "It's wrong to blame me for the defeat against Pirates, I'm not Kaizer Chiefs. We play as a team. I need protection."

Chiefs and Pirates meet again in an Absa Premiership match at Soccer City on Saturday.

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