Former Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeping legend Wade du Plessis believes current Amakhosi coach Stuart Baxter should stick with inform shot-stopper Daniel Akpeyi and not bring in Itumeleng Khune.
Nigerian Akpeyi has been in tremendous form for the Glamour Boys while Khune has played ONCE since last August – and that was in a MTN8 quarter-final defeat.
Du Plessis, now 54, told Kickoff that it would be foolish on Baxter’s part to try and fix something that isn’t broken in the Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeping department.
Du Plessis played over 200 matches in all competitions for Kaizer Chiefs between 1989 and 2023.
He also represented Durban City, D’Alberton Callies, Orlando Pirates, Michau Warriors and AmaZulu during his club days in Mzansi.
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He also has two Bafana Bafana caps to his name.
Amakhosi will next be in action in a home Nedbank Cup Round of 32 match against TS Galaxy on Saturday, 12 February at 18:00.
“You stick with the in-form goalkeeper that’s it, simple,” Du Plessis said.
“I know Khune’s been doing well in this little competition that just passed but it was an international break, and whoever was in goals before then was performing, should remain in goals.
“Khune should just wait, there are only two things that happen to goalkeepers, they lose form or get injured.
“I know Khune is Khune, but the Nigerian was playing up until before the AFCON, he basically had the number one jersey, and should retain it.
“You can’t punish a guy who is in form and went to represent his country. You can’t punish him for sitting on the bench for his country,” Du Plessis added.