Absa Premiership

Competition makes Khune thrive under pressure

2016-09-26 09:37
Itumeleng Khune (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs skipper Itumeleng Khune revealed that his team-mates kept him on his toes after his superb performance steered the team to a 2-0 win over Maritzburg United.

Khune made numerous spectacular saves to keep a clean sheet and win the Man-of-the-Match award at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.

Goals from Lorenzo Gordinho and William Twala helped Chiefs secured their second consecutive victory in succession.

The back-to-back wins have alleviated the pressure on the players and coach Steve Komphela after a poor start to the season.

"I have got tough competition behind me and I have to produce such performances each and every game to keep the number one jersey," Khune told SuperSport.

"They say goalkeeper mature like wine, I will keep working hard. It was collective effort, we fought very hard as a team. We were down and people thought we were out.

"It was just a minor setback which was preparing us for a major comeback and here we are. We are back to winning ways but we have to take it easy and stay humble.

"It has to start with having the self-belief. When we started the campaign the confidence was very low but now it's starting to grow."

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