Cape Town -
Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp has given Itumeleng Khune's fans hope by
stating that he will consider picking him for the Soweto derby.
outspoken section of the Chiefs fanbase has urged the German tactician to
restore the Bafana Bafana international as the first choice between the sticks, where Daniel Akpeyi has
staked his claim while Khune was recovering from injury.
has responded to the calls to select Khune by acknowledging that he understands
the fans' passion and that there is a possibility that he could play against
Orlando Pirates at FNB Stadium on Saturday.
have always, and I think it is very crucial, absolutely respected opinions
[from the supporters], there's no doubt about it," said Middendorp, as
quoted by KickOff.
we put it always in the process of decision-making, but it's something where we
have competence in our technical team really, to see what's the best solution.
understand fully a certain emotional attachment into the certain type of
players [that fans like], but what must I say? I understand and I really
respect it, and probably (Khune) will be on the field, why not? He's an
whether he has decided who will play, he added: "No, no, no. Today is
Thursday. It is a very tough decision, and each and everybody should respect
the decision [that gets made] in the end, and that's it."
- TEAMtalk media