- VUT goalkeeper Obakeng Naane produced a solid performance against Mamelodi Sundowns over the weekend
- Following the match, Naane has come out and brazenly said he is ready to replace Itumeleng Khune at Kaizer Chiefs
- Khune has issued a response via social media
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Vaal University of Technology performed admirably against PSL champions in their Nedbank Cup match over the weekend.
Ultimately, they were defeated 2-0, but goalkeeper Obakeng Naane boosted his reputation with a solid display between the sticks.
It seems the performance has given Naane an extra bit of confidence as he issued a somewhat arrogant statement in this regard.
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KickOFF.com reported that the young goalkeeper feels he is now ready to replace Itumeleng Khune at Kaizer Chiefs.
Khune has battled injuries over the past year-and-a-half, but many football fans feel it is a matter of time before he shows his true class once again.
However, Naane begs to differ and feels the veteran is past his prime.
Naane said, "I would like to play for Kaizer Chiefs. I think I can do better, because Khune] is old now."
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The rookie goalkeeper added, "I can take him out because I think I am a great keeper. I can do better than him."
Many were stunned by Naane's comments and it even resulted in a response from Khune.
The 32-year-old took to Twitter and shared some laughing emojis while saying:
"I wish him everything of the Best."
Not long ago, Khune revealed his ambition to reclaim his number one jersey for both club and country.
Briefly.co.za reported on Khune's desire and the work he is putting in behind the scenes.
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