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.

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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)."

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