Absa Premiership

Khune sad to see Pieterse leave

2016-06-09 07:16
Reyaad Pieterse (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune admits it's difficult to see his former number two Reyaad Pieterse leave to join SuperSport United.

Pieterse turned down a new deal at Amakhosi, as he opted to exit Naturena to reunite with former Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter at Matsatsantsa next season.

"It's very sad to see Reyaad leave the club, but we have to move on because he decided to move on," Khune told The Sowetan.

"He has shown that he is one of the best goalkeepers in the country and he has been rewarded with a call-up to the Cosafa Cup team.

"He will show his talent and I think he will push Ronwen for that number one spot at SuperSport and he will push for the number one spot in Bafana. I wish him all the best."

It is believed the 24-year-old goalkeeper left the Soweto giants for the promise of regular first-team minutes, and the Bafana Bafana number one says he understands Pieterse's frustration, before adding he believes the former Bidvest Wits junior will do well in Pretoria.

"We all know that playing as a goalkeeper is not easy. There's no coach who wants to chop and change like they do with the infield players," Khune added.

"Sometimes you can lose your mind sitting on the bench, but if the other goalkeeper is doing well for the team, then you have to be patient and support him because when you get a chance then you expect the same. I think he will get to SuperSport and work hard."

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