Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Bruce Bvuma has challenged
Itumeleng Khune to return to full fitness so they can compete equally for the
number one position.
Khune, when fit, is the undisputed starting keeper for the
Glamour Boys though he missed much of last season with a serious shoulder
Currently, it appears Chiefs' three main shot-stoppers will
be the 32-year-old, Bvuma as well as Nigeria international Daniel Akpeyi.
Nonetheless, the player, who was recently at the Africa Cup
of Nations as Bafana Bafana's number three behind Darren Keet and Ronwen
Williams, revealed the tough task a goalkeeper faces though he relishes the
opportunity of challenging Khune.
The 24-year-old said: "For me, I didn't see any crisis.
In this game, it's just that the thing is, with being a goalkeeper, when you make
a mistake then it's a big thing.
"An in-field player, for instance, a striker, can miss
10 chances and score one and he'll be a 'hero'. But, as a goalkeeper, you can
save 10 chances and miss one and they say, 'No, you're not a good keeper',
because of one mistake.
"So, that's something that you need to understand. I
believe we didn't have any goalkeeper crisis, it's just that one of our guys (Vries) were going through a difficult time, and as goalkeepers, we all go
through that type of stuff.
"With everything that I got, including being in the
AFCON, I believe I stand a good chance of competing with him (Khune).
"I believe that I stand a good chance of fighting for
the number-one spot, so we-ll see what's going to happen.
"It's not that I'm playing now because he's injured,
but I just can't wait for him to come back so that we can compete