Absa Premiership

Ex-Bucs stopper backs Khuzwayo to shine

2018-06-14 15:53
Brilliant Khuzwayo (Kaizer Chiefs website)

Cape Town - Former goalkeeper Innocent Mayoyo is confident Brilliant Khuzwayo will slot seamlessly in at Orlando Pirates and make a positive impact. 

Bafana Bafana-capped shot-stopper Khuzwayo parted ways with Kaizer Chiefs last month after six seasons at the club and was announced earlier this week as having signed for Pirates. 

Mayoyo believes that Khuzwayo's experience at Chiefs will make the move to fellow Soweto giants Pirates a relatively easy one. 

"Pirates made a good acquisition with Khuzwayo," Mayoyo told The Citizen. 

"In terms of culture, Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs are not that different, Khuzwayo understands the culture of being expected to win and playing consistently." 

Khuzwayo, 28, will currently have to compete with Wayne Sandilands, Siyabonga Mpontshane and Jackson Mabokgwane for a starting place, and Mayoyo feels that the former AmaZulu shot-stopper may have to wait for his chance before donning the Bucs jersey. 

"The coach (Milutin Sredojevic) needs to make the competition fair. They should wait until the guys that there are not doing well for him to start, or if he does well then they should give him a chance," he said. 

"You need to remember that he left Chiefs without having played a lot of games or establishing himself as a number one goal keeper so he still has work to do," Mayoyo continued. 

"He is a quality goalkeeper but he just needs to win a place in the Pirates squad." 

Pirates' other eight new signings are Vincent Pule, Meschack Maphangule, Kudakwashe Mahachi, Ben Motshwari, Asavela Mbekile, Linda Mntambo, Paseka Mako and Abel Mabaso.


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v AmaZulu, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Highlands Park v Wits, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Polokwane City, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Stellenbosch v Kaizer Chiefs, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Bloemfontein Celtic v Cape Town City, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
Maritzburg United v SuperSport United, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
Chippa United v Black Leopards, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
Baroka FC v Golden Arrows, Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Saturday, 30 November 2019
Polokwane City v Bloemfontein Celtic, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Cape Town City v Highlands Park, Cape Town Stadium 18:00
Black Leopards v Golden Arrows, Thohoyandou Stadium 18:00
SuperSport United v Stellenbosch, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:15
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

And the 2019/20 Absa Premiership champions will be ... ?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


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.