Goalkeeper Indecision Costing Chiefs

Former Chiefs defender Dominic Isaacs, is convinced that the goalkeeping indecision with regards to who will play, is costing Kaizer Chiefs at the moment.

To a certain extent he is completely correct, because if Kaizer Chiefs head coach Arthur Zwane continues to swap goalkeepers everytime they make a mistake, then those shot stoppers will have no confidence in their abilities, and in turn will feel the coach has got no faith in them.  

” They’ve got Dove, he is a decent defender, they’ve got Hlanti who is an international defender, the guy from Stellenbosch(Zitha Kwinika) also a decent defender, Frosler a decent defender too,” Dominic Isaacs told This is Football.Africa.

“ So I fail to understand what the real problem is. Also one of their problems, and people can say it’s a minor thing, but you need a stable goalkeeper behind you. You can’t chop and change once one makes a mistake, and then this one is injured. So that is the disadvantage of having three quality goalkeepers. The defence also needs to get used to a goalkeeper. That chemistry and harmony needs to be built over time, as well as the understanding. Changing goalkeepers every second game, if you concede (goals) you out, (that) mentality doesn’t work.”

According to Laduma Analytics, the former Ajax Cape Town goalkeeper Brandon Petersen, has conceded five goals in five matches so far, while the 27-year-old, Bruce Bvuma has conceded seven goals in only four matches, and the veteran Itumeleng Khune has let in six goals within the seven matches he has featured in.

Bvuma has showed promise and is often named in the national team squad, so he must have some sort of pedigree, while Khune is the most decorated of the three. His injuries potentially make him unreliable, and Petersen can’t get a consistent run of games, even though he came through at Ajax Cape Town at just 18, and has a lot more experience on the top flight level. Maybe the solution lies elsewhere, and this could mean that Amakhosi could dip into the January transfer market.  

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