Dstv Premiership Bruce Bvuma targets Kaizer Chiefs starting role after nailing contract extension

With a new two-year contract, with an option to extend a further year, signed and sealed, Bruce Bvuma has set his sights on nailing down the Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeping position for the foreseeable future as a gesture of gratitude for the opportunity to fulfil the potential that earned him his new deal.

“My thanks go first to the Almighty for blessing me, and I would also like to thank the Club; the Chairman and all the management for believing in me and giving me another chance to be at Kaizer Chiefs,” the 28-year-old tells www.kaizerchiefs.com, adding: “I have been here for 10 years now, if I count the development days, so I am just grateful that they still trust me. I want to repay their faith in me by performing on the field throughout the contract.”

Prior to the mid-season break, Bvuma kept numerous clean sheets, occasionally pulling off stupendous saves to repel the opposition. Yet, with a sense of humility that characterises him, Bvuma dismisses the notion that it was all down to him.

Despite not making the final squad for the recently-completed 2023 Afcon in Cote D’Ivoire, having spent time in the national team set-up during qualification, Bvuma is full of praise for his compatriots’ achievement.

“Every goalkeeper wants to keep clean sheets, but in truth, it is teamwork that produces them and I appreciate the protection from the defenders, as well as the midfielders and even the strikers, because defence begins at the front. I can’t take credit alone. Everybody contributes to keeping goals out,” he says.

Amakhosi face Royal AM at the Harry Gwala stadium in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday in their first DStv Premiership clash of the new year.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with en.Africatopsports.com.

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