Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper and captain Itumeleng Khune is the best goalkeeper in the country after he stood firm between the sticks and made sure his side go away from Loftus Stadium with maximum points after defeating Sundowns 1-0 on Thursday night.
The South Africa international skipper produced clinical saves on the night, including a bicycle-kick from Dutch big centre-back Alje Schut and also denied Cuthbert Malajila from close range to frustrate the home side inside an almost sold out Loftus Stadium in Pretoria.
“Itumeleng Khune proved again that he is the best ever goalkeeper in South Africa at moment,” said Mosimane in the post match press conference after the match. “I couldn’t believe it when he kept out Alje Schut’s stylish kick, he is just unbelievable and he is talented.
This was the first loss at home for the Brazilians, and they remain second on the log, eight points behind the leader Kaizer Chiefs who are on 33 points after a win over Sundowns. Pitso Mosimane says he side was unlucky to lose as they dominated the proceedings especially in the first-half.
“We were the better team in the opening half and we should have scored when Teko Modise rattled the cross bar and Itumeleng Khune was lucky when the ball hit his back and went out because most of the time that kind of a ball find the back of the net.
“In the second-half we forced them to play in their own half as we pressed them down and we didn’t allow them to catch us on the counter. We did the best but the best is not enough sometimes in football, but we will continue to work hard,” concluded the former Supersport United coach.