Sibongiseni Gumbi
Football Writer
1 minute read
14 May 2018
9:42 am

Khuzwayo bids farewell to Kaizer Chiefs

Sibongiseni Gumbi

For six years Khuzwayo has played second fiddle to Khune and has opted for a move away from the club hoping for more regular game time elsewhere.

Brilliant Khuzwayo of Kaizer Chiefs gives his jersey to a young Chiefs fan after the Absa Premiership 2017/18 game between Ajax Cape Town and Kaizer Chiefs at Cape Town Stadium. (Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix)

With regular goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune hospitalised for a check-up after he complained of abdominal pain, Brilliant Khuzwayo took over to play his last match as a Kaizer Chiefs player, helping them to a 2-1 win over Ajax Cape Town in their final Absa Premiership match of the season.

For six years Khuzwayo has played second fiddle to Khune and has opted for a move away from the club hoping for more regular game time elsewhere.

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Like he always did when given his chance, Khuzwayo didn’t disappoint as he made some brilliant saves to help Chiefs to three points which guaranteed them a more respectable third-place finish and earning a spot in the Caf Confederations Cup for next year.

“I am leaving in good spirits. I asked the chairman for his blessings and he wished me well. Everyone in the team gave me their blessings,” said Khuzwayo in a post-match interview.

“Wherever I go I will be alright. And of all that will happen I will be happy because I need to play regularly.

“I am thankful for a chance to have fulfilled my dream of playing for a team I grew up supporting. Not many players get that chance and I am one of the lucky few. I lived my dream. But it’s time to go and work and show the country what I am capable of. I need to play regularly,” added the 28-year-old.

Asked where he would be going, he said he could not say yet but all would be revealed in June. He is however rumoured to have signed a pre-contract with their arch-rivals Orlando Pirates.

Finishing third will however be little consolation for the Chiefs fans who have now gone three seasons without a trophy.