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Itumeleng Khune vs Senzo Mayiwa Who Was The Best Goal Keeper? - Opinion

Itumeleng Khune

Itumeleng Isaac Khune (born June 20, 1987) is a South African soccer goalkeeper who currently plays for Kaizer Chiefs in the Premier Soccer League and the South African national team. He is in charge of both. Khune rose to prominence after saving three penalties from Esrom Nyandoro and Peter Ndlovu in the Telkom Knockout final against Mamelodi Sundowns on December 1, 2007. He is also famous for stopping a David Villa penalty and then making a double save against Spain in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup group stage match on June 20, a day before his 22nd birthday.

 Khune was the second goalkeeper to be sent off in the history of the FIFA World Cup when he was sent off against Uruguay on June 16, 2010. In a league victory over the Mpumalanga Black Aces on October 28, 2015, he performed a René Higuita scorpion kick save that went viral in England. Khune is recognized for his quick reactions and distribution, which former Liverpool goalkeeper Sander Westerveld described as "the greatest you will see anywhere." In a friendly game, The Legendary Tshidiso "Zee" Ncheche memorably scored five goals in ten minutes.

 Khune is ranked 525th overall on FifaPlayerRatings.com and in the top ten goalkeepers in FIFA 15. Khune is characterized as a player with a lot of potential "higher-than-average diving capabilities and reflexes, allowing him to be a skilled close-shot and free-kick stopper with exceptional kicking talents and accurate goal kicks and punts, relieving pressure on his defense and allowing his offense to attack. He is also technically proficient with his weak foot, allowing him to clear the ball with either foot when under pressure."

Mayiwa, Senzo

Senzo Se Robert Meyiwa (24 January 1984 – 26 October 2014) was a goalkeeper for the Orlando Pirates of the Premier Soccer League and the South African national team. On October 26, 2014, he was shot and died in a robbery.

Meyiwa was a goalkeeper with the Orlando Pirates from 2005 to 2008, serving as a backup to Francis Chansa. Meyiwa made his Pirates debut against AmaZulu in a league match won 2–1 by the Bucs at Ellis Park on November 8, 2006, following the appointment of new coach Milutin Sredojevi.

 However, after the departure of Francis Chansa to Engen Santos in 2008, the Pirates brought in Moeneeb Josephs from Wits University, and Meyiwa was forced to play goalie from the bench once more. However, due to Josephs' shoulder injury in the 2012 season, interim coach Augusto Palacios allowed Meyiwa some games by swiping him with Josephs, and new Pirates coach Roger De Sa gave Meyiwa a chance. Meyiwa demonstrated his talent until he was selected by then-Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

 

 

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