Itumeleng Khune: We need to be ready come 11 August

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune admits that the club knows that they need to be ready for when the Absa Premiership returns.

Chiefs are on top of the Absa Premiership table, with 48 points from 22 games, while rivals and defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns are second on the table with 44 points from 21 matches.

“It’s important for us [Chiefs players] to continue where we left off,” Khune said on Chiefs’ official website.

“We are happy that we will soon be able to do what we all love again – playing football.”

Khune also said that the break, due to the coronavirus pandemic, affected a lot of goalkeepers worldwide, and hopefully, they as goalkeepers will be ready when the Absa Premiership kick-offs on the 11th of Agust 2020.

“I realise that the break, due to this Covid-19 pandemic, affected a lot of keepers, including Manchester United’s David de Gea and Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel. They didn’t seem to have the same confidence as before the break. There was clearly a lot of rustiness.

“Luckily, we have had a bit more time to prepare before the league restarts. We have also discussed various aspects on our ‘Keeper Corner’, which is us goalies communicating with our goalkeeper coach Lee Baxter. It’s basically about learning from the past to go forward. Going back into the field will all be about mental strength… we just need to be ready come 11 August.”

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