Itumeleng Khune wary of COVID-19 Slump
National team goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has expressed his expectations ahead of Premier Soccer League return.
Dr. Irvin Khoza recently revealed that the PSL would return on the 8th of August in Bio Bubble conditions and the prospect of a return to action has Itu Khune focused on the form of goalkeepers.
“I realized 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,” Khune explained while speaking to Kickoff.com.
He further added that they didn’t seem to have the same confidence as before the break.
“Luckily, we have had a bit more time to prepare before the league restarts. We have also discussed various aspects of our ‘Keeper Corner’, which is us goalies communicating with our goalkeeper coach Lee Baxter.” The Kaizer Chief shot-stopper emphasized.
Khune hasn’t been a mainstay in the Gauteng based outfit’s starting eleven as he has been troubled by injury and the newfound form of Nigerian international, Daniel Akpeyi.
Mzansi’s number 1, realises that his experience may play an integral part of Chief’s final games as the race for the title heats up.
“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 to come on 11 August,” he said.
“It’s important for us to continue where we left off. We are at present in the number one spot and we don’t want to disappoint you when we go past the finish line,” he added.