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Itumeleng Khune refuses to point fingers at Kaizer Chiefs' defence following Soweto Derby defeat

10:13 GMT 28/10/2018
Itumeleng Khune Willard Katsande Mario Booysen Siyabonga Ngezana of Kaizer Chiefs September 2018
The Amakhosi keeper says the Buccaneers punished them, but doesn't have issues with any of his centre-backs

Kaizer Chiefs captain Itumeleng Khune has issued an apology to the Glamour Boys family following their 2-1 defeat at the hands of rivals Orlando Pirates on Saturday afternoon.

The sold out Soweto Derby affair was staged at the FNB Stadium where the Buccaneers bagged the full three points in their first Premier Soccer League (PSL) meeting with Amakhosi this season.

“(Siyabonga) Mpontshane broke the rhythm and they punished us. We always talk about that and we are disappointed,” Khune told the media.

The win for coach Milutin Sredojevic has stretched their dominance in the Soweto Derby as they have not lost to Chiefs for over two seasons.

“We disappointed our fans. We wanted our fans to have something to take home, but we didn't give them the bragging rights,” said the goalkeeper.

With Chiefs' defence having been marshalled by Mario Booysen and Siyabonga Ngezana, they were caught wanting as they conceded through Innocent Maela's header and Vincent Pule's easy tap in, Khune though has refused to point fingers.

"There is no difference in terms of whoever is playing in front of me at centre back. We are working on combinations and we all played because we have a big squad with good players - everyone is getting a chance to play," he continued.

"I have to manage the back four. I tried to communicate with my back four, but we didn't stick to the assigned positions when we conceded the first goal. We must rectify and move forward,” concluded the Bafana Bafana international.

Up next for the Naturena-based side is a Telkom Knockout clash in the quarter-finals next Saturday against SuperSport United.