Briefly.co.za recently reported that Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune came under fire from the young buck at Vaal University of Technology Obakeng Naane. Fans have now had their say on the matter.
VUT goalkeeper Obakeng Naane produced an impressive display against Mamelodi Sundowns when the two sides met in their Nedbank Cup encounter.
Naane was praised for his performance, but issued a surprising statement to the football fraternity.
The youngster claimed to be ready to replace Itumeleng Khune and that he's better than the Kaizer Chiefs goalkeepers.
As per the Briefly.co.za report, Khune laughed off the claims and wished Naane well.
Not long ago, Briefly.co.za reported on the recent woes of Daniel Akpeyi at the Amakhosi.
The Nigerian shot-stopper's blunder cost his team dearly, but coach Ernst Middendorp came out to back his man.
With the spotlight on Akpeyi, and Khune struggling to regain his number one spot, perhaps this encouraged Naane to talk up his chances of a switch to Naturena.
Fans had their say on the matter. While some supported the rookie's statement, others felt it was out of line.
Trust TI Snlv Trees said,
"Its a normal thing to dream while you're awake. He still has to face the big teams like Orlando Pirates n Kaizer Chiefs, until that what he has said is a sign of disrespect."
Tendai Benza added,
"Unsportsmanlike attitude. People with that character rarely make it in football. Soccer can be cruel and humbling but he is young, naive and ambitious he has a lot to learn."
Alie Tita Gebhuza backed Naane:
"I think the young man has a point what he needs is an opportunity to show his talent at higher level, I watched the game against sundowns his positioning is the best he knows when to commit or not I think psl teams need to offer him an opportunity."
Sbonelo Roger Shebelezane saw the funny side:
"Even in kung-fu students learn n challenge the master its normal sunno. He could have chose Pirates/Sundowns keepers but they not interesting to him."
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