Friday Aug 11, 2017. 16:30
Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune believes that the club's players are under just as much pressure as head coach Steve Komphela ahead of the 2017-18 Premier Soccer League season.
Following another trophyless campaign, the Amakhosi are desperate to return to their title winning ways in the upcoming season and Khune is confident that the Glamour Boys are on the right track.
Chiefs, who ended last season in fourth place on the Absa Premiership standings, take on SuperSport United in a MTN8 clash on Saturday.
"We are all aware of the fact that SuperSport United are a big team, they are confident having recently won a trophy," said Khune. "But, we had a good pre-season, played well in build up to the season and we are happy with how the new players have strengthened the squad.
As a team we have been playing really well, but last season we gave matches away - this has to change and that is something we emphasized.
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Moreover, Khune has urged his teammates to step up their game with the 30-year-old admitting that he and his teammates let Komphela down in the previous campaign.
"Not only the coach is under pressure, but us a players as well," Khune continued. "We have to execute his plan. We've let him down on a couple of occasions and it is up to us to do the job on the field; to be clinical in front of goal at to stop conceding silly goals," he concluded.