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Brilliant Khuzwayo wants guaranteed game time before signing new Kaizer Chiefs deal

10:30 GMT 02/01/2018
Steve Komphela and Brilliant Khuzwayo - Kaizer Chiefs
The 27-year-old has featured 33 times during his four-and-a-half-year stint at Chiefs, and he wants that to change if he is to renew his contract

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo wants guarantees that he will be given some game time before he can renew his contract with the club.

According to Khuzwayo's agent, Tim Sukazi, part of the deal that they are hoping to strike with Chiefs is for the club to assure his client that he will be considered in some of the matches, although he admits that Itumeleng Khune has had a great season so far. 

Khuzwayo has been with Amakhosi for over four years now, but during this time, he has been playing second fiddle to Khune. 

Sukazi believes the deal they're proposing is achievable, making reference to how top European clubs such as Barcelona and Manchester United have managed to rotate their goalkeepers for different competitions.

“Brilliant still wants 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 told Independent Media.

“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,” added Sukazi.

With the January transfer window now open, Khuzwayo is eligible to sign a pre-contract with a team of his choice. 

Cape Town City are reportedly keen on the Umlazi-born shot-stopper, who has managed only two appearances under Steve Komphela so far this season.