Zwane sings Khune praises despite defeat

Kaizer Chiefs coach, Arthur Zwane, refused to blame goalkeeper, Itumeleng Khune, for the 2-1 defeat against Swallows in the DStv Premiership.

Khune was between the sticks for the first three matches of the year before he was relegated to the bench in favour of Brendan Petersen.

Petersen kept goals until he was suspended against Chippa United. “Khune did well [against Swallows],” said Zwane.

“He made some brilliant saves in the game but unfortunately, conceded two goals. They were not his fault. The defence should have done better. “Unfortunately, we didn’t defend properly. In fact, before they scored he made a great save. So, I think he did very well but, collectively as a team, we could have done better.”

With two matches before the end of the season, Amakhosi, occupy position four on the log – six points behind second-placed Orlando Pirates. “Obviously, it is bad,” Zwane adds.

“We gave away points in games that we shouldn’t have. This is one of those games. When you look back, we lost games that we shouldn’t have, when we were in control and created chances and then conceded goals.

“Then, it’s back to the drawing board again. Football is a game of mistakes that you always have to rectify, so we’ll go back to training and look at ourselves and see where we can improve and keep on working. We have a big game coming up and we want to go to the final, so we’ll concentrate on that for now and make sure we give our best in every game we play.”

Amakhosi’s next match is the Nedbank Cup semi-final against Orlando Pirates on Saturday, 6 May.

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