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Baloyi Praises Bvuma

Former Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Brian Baloyi has praised Bruce Bvuma for his patience in waiting for his chance at Chiefs.

Bvuma put in a Man of the Match performance in last weekend’s CAF Champions League semi-final first leg in Morocco, as Chiefs beat Wydad Casablanca 1-0.

Baloyi says Bvuma has done exceptionally well, especially considering he has been behind Itumeleng Khune and Daniel Akpeyi in the pecking order for most of the season, and says Bvuma must pick up where he left off in the second leg on Saturday.

“When you have two experienced international goalkeepers ahead of you, you are always thinking ‘I will probably only play when they get injured’,” Baloyi told the Chiefs website.

“As a young man, you sometimes get to a point where you don’t believe in yourself as much. But the coaches have rewarded Bruce and shown faith in him and he has come through and played a big part in the most important games.

“It was a brilliant performance in Casablanca from the young man. He just needs to pick up where he left off.

“His time will come, or his time is now, it’s up to him to solidify his position. Getting the team to the CAF Champions League final will pave his future in a big way.

“The biggest mistake Bruce and the team can make is to think the job is done. He needs to keep his cool and approach the match as if he’s never played Wydad before and forget about the last game. When you have a good game, you must strive to be even better in the next one.”

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