Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane was full of praise for Itumeleng Khune after the veteran goalkeeper led Amakhosi to the MTN8 semifinals.
Khune, who made his return to the Chiefs starting line up for the first time this season, was the hero for Amakhosi after saving two spot-kicks during a penalty shootout win over Stellenbosch FC in the quarterfinals of the MTN8 at the Danie Craven Stadium on Saturday.
Khune denied Deano van Rooyen and William Likuta from the spot to earn his side a spot in the next round of the competition.
“Like I said before, we really want to create competition in all departments. It was good for us to give him the opportunity today and he grabbed it with both hands,” Zwane told the media after the match.
“Yes, this is the Khune we want to see. This is the Khune that can lead the team going forward. He still has to up his game but he did very well today and I hope he keeps it that way.”
Chiefs joined AmaZulu, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns in the semifinals on the MTN8.
The draw for the semis will be made at the SuperSport studios on Monday evening.