- Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung is expected to announce a new goalkeeper for the club later today
- Kaizer Chiefs wants a seasoned campaigner to serve as an understudy to Itumeleng Khune
- The club wants to provide cover for its number one goalkeeper after the departure of Brilliant Khuzwayo
Kaizer Chiefs will unveil a new goalkeeper on Monday. The club’s football manager Bobby Motaung said the club wanted to bring in a seasoned campaigner to serve as an understudy to the current number one goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune.
Motaung said the departure of Brilliant Khuzwayo for Orlando Pirates has forced the Kaizer Chiefs to look outside of its own ranks for someone to provide cover for Khune.
Motaung said he hoped to make an announcement later on Monday. He noted that while the club had multiple young goalkeepers in its ranks, he felt the club needed a seasoned campaigner to provide cover for Khune.
Briefly.co.za gathered that former Baroka FC goalkeeper Virgil Vries is the front-runner to fill the position.
Kickoff.co.za reported that Chiefs count talented youngsters such as Bruce Bavuma and Brylon Petersen among its ranks of up and coming goalkeepers.
Motaung was speaking at the Shell Ultra Helix Cup brunch earlier on Monday.
He said while the club was proud of the young talent it had produced it wanted to ensure that there was at least one experienced PSL goalkeeper to provide cover for Khune should the need arise.
Meanwhile, Petersen has advised young players of the importance of obtaining a degree or a tertiary education.
Petersen is currently studying mechanical engineering and says his studies have helped him to better implement the instructions of the coaching staff.
He said his studies had enabled him to better grasp tactical concepts. Petersen said the old saying that an educated player is a better player was definitely true.
Petersen said professional footballers had to make sure they had an education to fall back on because their careers were by nature very short and players always face the risk of suffering a career-ending injury.
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