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Hunt too harsh on Khune? [opinion]

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By @Thatob_ | self meida writer
Published 13 days ago - 221 views

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has had a difficult season so far under coach Gavin Hunt and after losing his number one spot following successive blunders against Black Leopards and SuperSport United in December last year, he was surprisingly recalled on Wednesday against AmaZulu.

Khune's terrible form, a stark contrast to the past years of being reliable, started under former coach Ernst Middendorp, where he lost his number one place to Nigerian shot-stopper Daniel Akpeyi.

Middendorp was slammed for dropping Khune at the time but he also gave him another chance due to pressure from fans, with Akpeyi also prone to goalkeeping blunders.

After completely returning to training following a long injury lay-off, Khune was not at his usual best as the German ultimately used the Bafana Bafana shot-stopper in cup games.

Khune's last appearance under Middendorp was in the final match of the season, where Chiefs needed to get three points to clinch the league title against Baroka.

The German was forced to play Khune as Akpeyi was injured and 'spiderkid' was preferred in goal despite not being match fit.

The Glamour Boys broke the deadlock just before the break courtesy of Khama Billiat but Bakgaga made a big upset, as Manuel Kambala snatched the equaliser in the second-half to condemn Chiefs to a 1-1 draw.

As a result, Amakhosi lost the league title by two points after Mamelodi Sundowns won their final match against Black Leopards.

Khune, who has over a decade of experience at Amakhosi as a number one shot-stopper was criticised for the goal scored by Kambala.

On Wednesday against Usuthu, with Chiefs a man down and the game seemingly headed for a 1-1 draw, Khune came out for a cross inside the box and made a howler, punching the ball into the air, on the same spot he was at, near striker Lehlohonolo Majoro, who flicked a volley into the far post to give Benni McCarthy's charges a 2-1 lead.

Hunt complained after the game that the goal they conceded was unnecessary and lamented another "big mistake".

"But you can't concede the second goal, there was no danger," Hunt was quoted as saying by Goal.

"They [AmaZulu] could have put seven strikers up and they would never have scored. But I mean, that's pretty much, a big mistake again."

Do you think Khune is to blame for the loss against AmaZulu? Will Hunt lose trust in the Bafana Bafana shot-stopper?

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