Absa Premiership

Khune calls for consistency

2015-03-06 17:00
Itumeleng Khune (Supplied)

Johannesburg - With only nine league games left to play, Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune is urging his team-mates to be consistent and win as many games as possible if they want to be crowned as Absa Premiership champions at the end of the 2014/15 campaign.

The Ventersdorp-born goal minder also hinted that the Phefeni Glamour Boys are well on song after their 1-0 win over Ajax Cape Town in midweek and they are now ready to face Orlando Pirates this weekend.

Khune, 27, said the Amakhosi’s main objective is to continue with their winning run when they take on their perennial rivals at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.

“It’s very important that we become consistent at this stage,” said Khune.

“There are only nine games left to play in the league.

“On Saturday we also have a big one and the whole of South Africa will come to a standstill.

“Everyone will be expecting fireworks and I think that with the kind of performance we have shown on Wednesday, we will be up for a challenge come Saturday.”

The former Bafana Bafana captain also urged Amakhosi supporters to come out in numbers to rally behind them as he promises that Chiefs will do their best to live up to their expectations on the day.

“Like usual, our loyal supporters must come out in numbers.

“As players we expect to see gold and black filling the stadium.

“For us as players, we know what’s at stake and we really need those three points.

“We have to win and widen the gap at the top, that’s our mission.”

Heading into this encounter, the two arch rivals have already met two times this season and Chiefs were victorious on both occasions, winning 1-0 in the MTN8 final back in September and 2-0 in the league in December.

Kick-off for Saturday’s clash is set for 15:30.

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