Cape Town - Recent Kaizer Chiefs recruit Virgil Vries
says he admires Itumeleng Khune though he intends to give the
Bafana Bafana goalkeeper a run for his money.
Vries was recently brought in to Chiefs to
add experience to the goalkeeping department, following the departure of
Brilliant Khuzwayo to Orlando Pirates.
The 27-year-old spent last season at Baroka
where he played 22 matches for Bakgaga in all competitions. Prior to being with
the side, he also had spells with Maritzburg United and Golden Arrows.
Nonetheless, the Keetmanshoop-born star
admitted he had respect for Khune but revealed he would give him as much
competition as possible, including attempting to match and better the 31-year-old's
"Itumeleng Khune is my hero. I have always been following his
career," he said as quote by the club's official website.
"He's my role model. It's a great
opportunity to work with him. We will work hard and push each other
for the better of the club.
"Rowen (Fernandez) was the first to kick the ball
out with a half-volley. But Itu really mastered it.
"I am great at doing that half-volley
as well, I am breathing down Itu's neck."