Brilliant Khuzwayo wants more game time at Kaizer Chiefs. Photo: BackpagePix
Brilliant Khuzwayo wants guarantees that he will play if he is to sign a new contract with Kaizer Chiefs.

The Umlazi-born goalie is yet to renew his contract with Amakhosi, with his current deal expiring in June.

Under FIFA rules, he can now sign a pre-contract with the team of his choice, and Cape Town City chairman John Comitis has already expressed his desire to secure the services of Khuzwayo if he is available.

Khuzwayo's agent, Tim Sukazi of Quality Sports Talent, has told Independent Media that Khuzwayo want to be considered for selection in some of Amakhosi’s matches.

“Brilliant still want to play for Chiefs. The club also loves him. Itumuleng Khune has had a great season so far but we want Brilliant to be considered in some of the matches. We’ve seen it happening at Barcelona and Manchester United, where they rotate keepers in different competition. We also want to strike the deal like that,” Sukazi explained.

Chiefs will compete in two competitions this year  the Premiership title race and the Nedbank Cup.

If Khuzwayo and Chiefs do strike a deal guaranteeing he will play some of the clubs Cup matches, then we might see a situation where Khune will continue to hold the fort in league. 

Much like the way Manchester United uses David Gae in league matches and Sergio Romero usually plays the cup ties.

Barcelona also apply the same system to accommodate and keep the duo of Marc-Andre Ter Stegan and Jasper Cillesen happy.

“It is a difficult situation if you are a coach because these are the two best keepers. They all want to play. At the moment we are talking to Chiefs only, but Cape Town City are also keen,” Sukazi said.

Khuzwayo has been playing second fiddle to Khune since joining Amakhosi in 2012.

This season, he has only made two starts, both back in August when Khune was sidelined with a chest infection.

Khune has featured in all competition for Chiefs since, playing in all the Telkom Knockout matches and was between the sticks when Amakhosi lost to SuperSport United in the quarterfinal of the MTN 8.

The big question is whether coach Steve Komphela will accomodate Khuzwayo? Komphela is desperately in need of silverware, and is in his last six months with Amakhosi on his current deal. He needs to make the statement in these two campaigns, which means he needs to select the best team possible.

The Star

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