Absa Premiership

Khune calls for patience

Itumeleng Khune (Gallo Images)
Itumeleng Khune (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs captain Itumeleng Khune has called for patience following their 2-1 loss to Orlando Pirates in the Soweto derby over the weekend.

The Amakhosi goalkeeper feels they are still a work in progress under Giovanni Solinas but will soon rediscover their glory days.

Khune admitted that it has been frustrating going the last three seasons without the trophy but is confident things will change for the better this term.

"It's all in our hands, we are given an opportunity every season to win trophies," Khune was quoted as saying by KickOff website.

"But a lot of new players come in each season, they have to adjust to playing for this big brand and it's never easy for them. As seniors it's our responsibility to help them settle in as soon as possible.

"They need to know the culture of the team and what the team stands for, and that we are a team that wins trophies every season, but for the past three seasons we haven't done that.

"It's not easy having new players come in and not getting to adjust as early as possible, because in some seasons the MTN8 is before even our first league match.

"And we go for pre-season and try by all means to share our thoughts and experience with the new players, but it takes longer for some than for others.

"So, we just have to be patient and let them gel, and things will get back to normal."

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