Cape Town - Former Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Rowen Fernandez has defended Brilliant Khuzwayo's move from
Amakhosi to Orlando Pirates.
Khuzwayo moved to Pirates from Chiefs in
the off-season, citing a lack of game time as a reason for his departure.
The 28-year-old was unable to dislodge Itumeleng Khune from in between the sticks during his
six-year stint with the Glamour Boys.
Fernandez, who knows what life is like on
both sides of the Soweto divide, told Vodacom Soccer: "As a keeper, you
want to play, you don't want to sit on benches. Brilliant was there at Chiefs
for six years and didn't really play.
"As a goalkeeper, I know I wanted to
challenge myself against the best in the world, the best in the country... It's
a challenge for him."
The former Bafana keeper likened the
competition for game time between Khune and Khuzwayo to his own with Brian Baloyi
during his time at Chiefs.
"For Brian and myself at Chiefs, both
of us wanted to play; only one could play at a time. Brian went to Sundowns and
he got game time there," he continued.
"You can understand why Brilliant
left. He wanted to play. All you can say is good luck to him and wish him all