Absa Premiership

Khune: Increased concentration behind Chiefs' resurgence

2018-09-26 12:36
Itumeleng Khune (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs captain Itumeleng Khune says that Amakhosi have been working especially hard of late to cut out defensive mistakes.

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After a slow start to the season, Amakhosi have taken off in the past couple of weeks with three successive league wins to move joint second on the table.

The last three games have seen Chiefs conceding just once, while scoring eight, the Glamour Boys currently the league's top scorers.

It's an improved showing at the back that has made the difference, Khune believes.

"I think it's concentration because at some stage, hence the coach has already played all the central defenders, there was that lack of concentration and communication," the goalkeeper was quoted saying by KickOff website.

"But we realised where we got it all wrong and why we didn't start well, so we started fixing it at training and now it's starting to show in matches.

"It is important that we don't drag each other down when someone makes a mistake, but we have to cover up for him because we're not doing it for ourselves but for the team," Khune added.

On a personal note, Khune is pleased to be finding his best form and feels that a recent showing for Bafana in a 0-0 draw with Libya has boosted his confidence.

"It was a great morale booster because, before going into that camp, I know a lot of people complained that I shouldn't be in Bafana, but I've proven time and again that whenever given the opportunity I will give my all, be it for Chiefs or Bafana," he said.

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