Cape Town - Kaizer
Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has explained why he believes yet
another Soweto derby, like last Saturday's 0-0 draw with Orlando
Pirates, failed to deliver goals.
The match ended in a goalless draw after Thabo Rakhale and Gift
Motupa spurned Bucs' best chances, while Hendrick Ekstein missed a good
chance for Chiefs.
The stalemate was the fourth occasion in the last 10 official
meetings in which neither outfit has been able to register a goal. In
addition, some critics have questioned whether the contest ever really
lives up to its reputation as being one of the biggest derbies in world
Nonetheless, Khune is of the belief that solid defence dominated the
last encounter, and that playing in the afternoon heat might be
affecting the performance levels of the players.
He told reporters after the game: "We're happy with the clean sheet.
Every defence wants that. We want to keep it clean at the back and let
the guys upfront score goals.
"The heat affects us as players. If you look at it, we play most, if not all our games at night. It plays a role."
Amakhosi's next order of business is a Premiership clash with Baroka on Wednesday evening in Durban.