Cape Town – Budding Kaizer Chiefs keeper Brylon Petersen says the priority at this stage of his career is to absorb everything he can from Amakhosi number one Itumeleng Khune.
The 22-year-old Petersen had a superb season for Chiefs‘ MultiChoice Diski Challenge team.
With the departure of back-up keeper Brilliant Khuzwayo, Petersen potentially moves higher up the pecking order although he must still battle it out with Bruce Bavuma for the right to be Khune‘s main understudy.
The giant shot-stopper is however taking things one step at a time and accepts he is still learning his trade.
“Obviously I have a dream to play for the first team at some point, but at the moment my priority is to learn as much as possible from Khune,” Petersen was quoted saying by the .
“For now it is not about when I am going to break into the senior team, but it‘s about preparing for that moment.
“Chiefs have produced many [of the] best keepers and I want to be part of that chain. It‘s all about the process and learning from the senior guys. I am feeling honoured to be in this amazing club.”
When not out on the training pitch for Amakhosi, the 22-year-old Wits University mechanical engineering student will likely be found pouring into his books:
“I am not going to lie, it‘s very tough to play football while you are also studying full-time,” he said. “But the most important thing is to know what you want. Playing varsity games helped me a lot because it‘s where I realised that I can play professionally.”