Iron Duke backs Pirates goalkeepers

Irvin Khoza is confident that Orlando Pirates goalkeepers Brighton Mhlongo and Philani Zikalala can step up to the challenge following the tragic death of Senzo Meyiwa.

Coach Vladimir Vermezovic will have to decide who will stand in goal when his team returns to competitive action next week against Platinum Stars in the Absa Premiership and SuperSport United in the Telkom Knockout, with Mhlongo, Zikalala and rookie Ntando Nkala his available options.

And Bucs chairman Khoza has faith Meyiwa’s displays and work ethic will rub off on his fellow goalkeepers.

“Senzo was forever working, whenever you find him he was working. So we are hoping that it is going to rub off to the some of the players,” Khoza said.

“We got a quality team, we got depth, nothing is impossible. Even a player who is supposed to take his jersey, I’ve got confidence in him that he will make us proud sooner than later.”

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