Absa Premiership

Mabedi explains Khuzwayo snub

2018-05-02 10:41
Brilliant Khuzwayo (Supplied)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs caretaker coach Patrick Mabedi believes the club have a rich pool of talent including young goalkeeping prospect Bruce Bvuma

The 22-year-old keeper made his debut for the Glamour Boys in 2016/17 in the absence of the more established Itumeleng Khune and Brilliant Khuzwayo, although he is yet to feature in the current campaign.

Nonetheless, Bvuma, who is already a Bafana Bafana international having played at the COSAFA Cup in 2017, has been on the bench for Chiefs' last two matches against Golden Arrows and Maritzburg United respectively. 

The player was selected to act as understudy to undisputed number one Khune, and may have an outside chance of featuring in the final game of the Absa Premiership season against Ajax Cape Town on May 12. 

Mabedi told reporters: "At Kaizer Chiefs you have amazing players, unbelievable players that you can even pick up anyone and go and play. 

"We wanted to rotate a little bit and refresh the team as we knew we would be playing back-to-back. And for Khuzwayo we needed to give the youngster a little bit of the feeling to be in the team. 

"There is nothing wrong with Brilliant and coming to Sibusiso Khumalo and Edmore Chirambadare (who also featured against Arrows and the Team of Choice) they have been working so hard at training. 

"We played two matches back-to-back and we thought we could give some players a rest and give others an opportunity as well. That's exactly what we did and I'm happy they did well."


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