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No place To Be Seen: Zwane Explains Khune Absence

Kaizer Chiefs mentor Arthur Zwane has made sense of the oversight of veteran goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune from his matchday crew in the side's 2022/23 DStv Premiership opening misfortune against Royal AM.

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The 34-year-old Khune was disclosed as Chiefs' skipper for the mission following the exit of Bernard Parker from the club.

Normally, there was a suspicion that this would see 'Mzansi's Finest' reestablished as the club's main for their season opener against their hoodoo side on Saturday, in any case, Khune was not even named on the seat.

Rather, he was decreased to the seat in the stands, as Bruce Bvuma began in objective for Chiefs, Brandon Peterson was named on the substitutes seat.

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After the match, Zwane gave a knowledge into his thinking behind forgetting about Khune after starting apprehensions that he was conveying a physical issue.

"No, it was a direct result of the determination, clearly [I had to] pick the most ideal that anyone could hope to find 11 and afterward we needed to take Brandon and Bruce to begin. So we (are) making that opposition and Bruce, I figure he did genuinely well. I think it was simply lamentable that we surrendered from that corner in light of a slip by (in) focus," Zwane told writers after the game.

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Moreover, Zwane shared his considerations on the club's debutants in Zitha Kwinika, Yusuf Maart, Ashley Du Preez and Siyethemba Sithebe.

"Top class… I'm more than blissful, however there is a ton of opportunity to get better. We actually have 29 additional games to play, cup games also. Along these lines, I think this is one season that individuals will get to realize us better," he said.

There's a fast circle back for Zwane's men as Chiefs' next task comes as Maritzburg United who they have at the FNB Stadium on Tuesday.


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