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Phakaaathi Reporter
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15 Aug 2017
3:01 pm

We told Ekstein to step up – Khune

Phakaaathi Reporter

Hendrick Ekstein is fast becoming a crowd favourite again at Kaizer Chiefs as he has raised his game and becoming a crucial part of Steve Komphela’s team.

Hendrick Ekstein and Itumeleng Khune of Kaizer Chiefs in Naturena (Aubrey Kgakatsi/BackpagePix)

The 26-year-old showed a lot of potential when he initially joined Amakhosi from an amateur team who played a friendly against Amakhosi but he seemed to fizzling out as he made tabloid headlines over his alleged off-the-field misdemeanours.

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Club captain Itumeleng Khune has however revealed how the intervention of senior players has made ‘Pule’ a better player.

“Ekstein has raised his hand. He wants to play week in and week out. We told him that he’s got a lot of potential but he hasn’t shown it and he is starting to step up to the plate now,” said Khune.

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