Itumeleng Khune: Are his days numbered at Naturena? Stuart Baxter gives update

Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has moved to explain club captain Itumeleng Khune’s continued absence from the Soweto giant’s match-day squad.

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Itumeleng Khune was a notable absentee from Kaizer Chiefs’ squad as they lost 2-0 to rivals Mamelodi Sundowns in their DStv Premiership clash on Sunday.

Instead, Bruce Bvuma was handed the start in goal for a third consecutive match ahead of Daniel Akpeyi who was named on the substitutes’ bench. 

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“Bruce played tonight,” Baxter said following the match.

“If there is an indication, and if all the ‘keepers are equal, we will obviously think about the future as well.

“So if you don’t get a definite advantage with choosing one of the other ones then we will select what we believe is the long-term choice for Kaizer Chiefs.

“Itu not being on the bench either is because we have two international goalkeepers, who were both on international duty and who are both in good shape at the moment.

“We thought that Daniel and Bruce were the right ones to play against Sundowns. Itu played last time against Sundowns, so we do have our experience with that.”

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