PSL

Lentjies hits back at backlash after Khune collision

2017-11-08 10:55
Kurt Lentjies.(Getty Images)

Cape Town - Chippa United midfielder Kurt Lentjies feels it is unfair that he is being blamed for an injury to Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune.

Kaizer Chiefs stopper Khune is a major doubt to feature for South Africa in back-to-back 2018 Soccer World Cup qualifiers against Senegal after he broke a bone in his face following a nasty collision with Lentjies five minutes from time in Sunday's Telkom Knockout win over Chippa.

Lentjies has come under fire, especially on social media, but the experienced Cape Town-born play-maker feels the criticism is unwarranted.

"The incident was just unfortunate. I wish Khune a speedy recovery, but does anyone care about what happened to me?

"I am here with a concussion and a dislocated shoulder. But that is not as important because I am not Mzansi's No 1," Lentjies told The New Age.

"Am I even a dirty player? Look at my career. I have always been an honest player and I would never go out to intentionally injure another player," he continued.

"But what is happening (the hostile social media) does not bother me. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. I am just surprised that no one even asked if I am fine or not."

Meanwhile Khune has requested to play against Senegal in a protective mask that has raised hopes of his availability for selection in Friday's match.

"Itu himself has asked us to prepare a mask‚ which means he’s hopeful. But that could be enthusiasm and ambition.

"The final decision will rest with the medical people," head coach Stuart Baxter said.

Read more on:    chippa united  |  psl  |  kurt lentjies  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Cape Town City FC v Baroka FC, Cape Town Stadium 18:00
Wits v Mamelodi Sundowns, Bidvest Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Golden Arrows, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 22 November 2017
Free State Stars v Chippa United, Goble Park 18:00
AmaZulu FC v Kaizer Chiefs, King Zwelithini Stadium 19:30
Polokwane City v Maritzburg United, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Platinum Stars v Bloemfontein Celtic, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 19:30
Saturday, 25 November 2017
Maritzburg United v Wits, Harry Gwala Stadium 15:30
SuperSport United v Polokwane City, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v Mamelodi Sundowns, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Kaizer Chiefs v Free State Stars, Moses Mabhida Stadium 18:00
Ajax Cape Town v AmaZulu FC, Athlone Stadium 20:15
Golden Arrows v Cape Town City FC, Princess Magogo Stadium 20:15
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 PSL season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.