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Gavin Hunt says he will 'show what a fantastic goalkeeper' Itumeleng Khune is

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Itumeleng Khune (Gallo Images)
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Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt has revealed he told goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune that he "will show what a fantastic goalkeeper" he is.

Khune was out injured for close to 300 days but when he returned he could not get back into the Amakhosi starting lineup due to the form of Daniel Akpeyi.

Hunt says the shot-stopper still has the "hunger and desire" to succeed at the highest level, which is the most important thing as the talent has never been a question.

"We have a huge difference in age and experience in the team. There are players who have been around for a long time like Bernard (Parker), (Willard) Katsande, Eric (Mathoho), the same as Itu (Khune),{ Hunt told Mawara Sport Worldwide on Metro FM.

"I said to him, I will show that he is a fantastic goalkeeper. I think last season he had a lot of injuries. When I came here I looked at him and he seemed fine. I said to him the most important thing is that he still has the hunger to play, to succeed.

"The thing about football players, when they succeed so much and have won a lot, they lose the hunger and desire to do it. So he said to me that he wants to do it and prove people wrong again and I said, 'It could be your rebirth, so why not?'"

- TEAMtalk media

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