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Bvuma On Khune And Co After New Contract

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Bruce Bvuma admits “iron sharpens iron” as he looks towards the future after signing a new contract with the club.

Bvuma, 28, saw his future in doubt as he started the season as third-choice behind Brandon Petersen and Itumeleng Khune but has staked his claim over the last two months.

Six clean sheets in seven games in all competitions has seen him raise his hand and earn a new two-year deal, with his previous contract set to expire in June.

Now that he’s committed until the end of the 2025/26 season, Bvuma admits the presence of Petersen, Khune and Bontle Molefe has rally forced him to raise his performance levels.

“For me, those are the most important people, Brandon, Itu, Bontle, my goalkeeper coaches because these are people I’m working with,” Bvuma said about the importance of his inner circle within his good run of form.

“They know very well it hasn’t been easy, but they’re always there showing up and working hard, for me to be competing with Brandon, Itu and Bontle, it’s a blessing for me, and to get a chance ahead of them, that’s something I don’t take for granted.

“I’m grateful they’re here with me and we’re working very well together.”

On his contract – after arriving back in 2014 with the reserve team, the goalkeeper, who helped Chiefs reach the CAF Champions League final in 2021 is targeting his first silverware during this period of his new deal.

“For me to renew at Chiefs is a great thing, it’s a blessing for me, I’ve been here at Chiefs for 10 years now, and for me to be renewing, I’m just grateful to the club that they still trust me, they have given me the opportunity again,” Bvuma said.

“I’m grateful as I mentioned that I’m able to stay another here at Chiefs. As players and a team we’re looking forward [to turning things around] we know we’ve not won a trophy in a very long time, Chiefs are not winning trophies as I saw growing up.

“We’re disappointed we haven’t delivered but we’re working very hard as a team that we can at least get a trophy or two.”

Chiefs take on Moroka Swallows on Saturday at FNB Stadium, before a mid-week clash against Golden Arrows and then Orlando Pirates next Saturday.

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.