Itumeleng Khune's Replacement Virgil Vries

PSL: Can Kaizer Chiefs Afford To Wait For An Itumeleng Khune Return?

Itumeleng Khune is injured, Virgil Vries is costing them games, should Kaizer Chiefs be looking to buy another keeper before the transfer window closes?

You can lay 75% of the blame for two of Kaizer Chiefs’ last four losses at the feet of Virgil Vries. The reserve keeper made a couple of amateur mistakes that cost Chiefs a point against Sundowns and a place in the CAF Confederations Cup against Zesco United.

In case you missed it:

Here he misjudged the bounce and was left flapping at flies…

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On this occasion, he was… uhm… I can’t really explain this one… just take a look.

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The unforgiving Kaizer Chiefs fans are already on his neck.

https://twitter.com/thembania1/status/1087252475894206465

Itumeleng Khune is out for six months after undergoing shoulder surgery, should Chiefs be considering buying another keeper before the transfer window closes on the 31st of January? or should they continue putting their faith in a keeper who is low on confidence?


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Darren Keet

Kaizer Chiefs are said to be interested in signing Bidvest Wits keeper Darren Keet.

Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp said to the media, “I heard Gavin Hunt was throwing Darren Keet on the market. If he wants to release him we can definitely take him,”

Keet has been the most consistent keeper since he came back to the PSL (from Europe) in 2016. Good in the air, great agility for his size, and a perfect decision-maker. Wits would be crazy to let him go.



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Bruce Bvuma, Itumeleng Khune's long term replacement

Former Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Brian Baloyi has urged his former club to put their faith in their reserve goalkeepers.

He told Soccer Laduma “This is the best time for the club to take a chance on the boys that they have,”

“I don’t think Chiefs are in a corner. I think Bruce is ready, I think they should start playing him in the Nedbank Cup for instance.”


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Decision, decisions, decisions

Virgil Vries’ confidence may be too far gone. He is trying to fill the boots of Itumeleng Khune, South Africa’s number one, which is a tall order. Darren Keet would be an excellent signing but Wits won’t let him go and if they do decide to part ways with him, it won’t be cheap. I think Kaizer Chiefs supporters won’t give their young keepers such a tough time but, if they are trying to win trophies can they afford costly mistakes all young keepers make from time to time?

What do you think Kaizer Chiefs should do? Buy or give their keepers a chance? 

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