Khuzwayo says he was treated like a “Side Chick” at Chiefs

Written by on 15 March, 2024

By Ayanda Nyuswa

Former Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo says he was treated like a “Side Chick” at Amakhosi with the club favoring Itumeleng Khune ahead of him.

Khuzwayo played for Chiefs  between 2012-2018, winning two league titles with the club and was mostly the under-study to Khune, who was the starter for club and the national team Bafana Bafana.

The 34 year old had his best spell at the Soweto giants in the 2014/15 season, as he made his first appearance in the Soweto derby in the MTN 8 final and pulled some important saves to help Chiefs beat rivals Orlando Pirates 1-0 in Durban.

Speaking on Extra time on Gagasi FM, Khuzwayo believes that Chiefs fans loved Khune too much, and the club favoured him to be in goals all the time.

“If you remember correctly the last time Chiefs won a trophy it was MTN 8 and then the league, I was in goals but the supporters were so glued that they still wanted Itu, but the number were not adding up,” said Khuzwayo,

“He was the favorite and sometimes there was injustice that happened in terms of him getting the number 1 when he didn’t work hard to get number 1. One of the downfalls of Chiefs, which is why I left Chiefs. I was like a side chick at Chiefs knowing very well that he is gonna be there.”

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