Absa Premiership

Khune to keep on pushing

2014-12-15 10:30
Itumeleng Khune (Gallo)
Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs captain Itumeleng Khune admits it is a "great feeling" to once again be back following almost three months out with an ankle injury.

READ: Sikhakhane critical of referee.

The Amakhosi goalkeeper last featured for his team in early October before suffering ligament damage, but is now on the road to a full recovery and even returned to training with the first team last week.

The Bafana Bafana shot stopper does, however, face a tough test in displacing Brilliant Khuzwayo as first choice between the sticks, but Khune insists he is happy to just be back on the field, and hopes the rest will follow.

"It was a great feeling to be back in the mix," Khune told Chiefs' official website. "I received a warm welcome with open arms. It is always nice to be appreciated."

When asked about the competition he now faces for a starting berth, Spiderkid, as he is affectionalty known, said: "Brilliant Khuzwayo has been a marvel to watch (and) together with Reyaad Pieterse, they are flying the flag.

"I will keep on pushing and wait for my turn by working hard.

"Coming back to contest for a place in the team is a matter of showing my love for the badge. Playing or not, as long as I remain a positive energy in the team, I'm happy."

Chiefs are next in action against Free State Stars at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday, where the Glamour Boys will be looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the league campaign, while also adding to their 13-point lead at the top.

"We will continue working hard against Stars on Tuesday. We take it one game at a time," the South Africa continued.

"We cannot afford to be carried away. We have to maintain the standard.

"For us it's about focusing on the basics and following the instructions from the coach (Stuart Baxter)."

Read more on:    kaizer chiefs  |  psl  |  itumeleng khune  |  soccer

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Tuesday, 19 February 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v Polokwane City, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 20 February 2019
SuperSport United v Orlando Pirates, Mbombela Stadium 19:30
Friday, 22 February 2019
Chippa United v Golden Arrows, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

After slow starts to their respective 2018/19 Absa Premiership campaigns, who will finish the season ranked higher?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

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.