Legendary goalkeeper coach Alex Heredia insists Brandon Petersen recent performances should make him Kaizer Chiefs’ permanent first-choice goalkeeper.

The former Bidvest Wits keeper has kept three clean sheets since replacing veteran goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune.

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“Look he’s had good performances, he did quite well, but we need to wait a little bit longer to say he is doing better than Khune,” Heredia tells KickOff.

“But currently, right now yes he is solid and is doing well, but remember one thing, defensively Chiefs look better.

“It’s not only the goalkeeper who is good and saves everything, the whole team is starting to look a little bit better and defensively more solid.

“And of course, it makes a difference to the goalkeeper too.

“But give credit to Petersen he is really doing well.

“Argentina conceded two goals against Saudi Arabia and defensively looked shaky, and basically the same defenders ended up winning the World Cup.

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“It’s a matter of coincidence of several things. I can’t say Chiefs lost by four goals against AmaZulu because of Khune.

“The whole team was absolutely a disaster, and Khune was part of that disaster.

“But the few games after that one they looked solid, and Petersen is doing well so you must give credit to him.

“He is working hard, and he is solid and probably have a good environment around him.

“The game time is what makes a difference for him. One game he is out one game he is in, that doesn’t help a goalkeeper.

“Now three games in a row, it makes him better. In the long run, he will be at the level of Khune.

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“But yes absolutely I agree he looks more active than Khune in goals. It’s difficult to say who is the number one at Chiefs, but the number one should be the one who is performing better game after game, and at the moment that is Brandon Petersen.

“Currently, right now, Petersen is the number one and he is doing well, and yes I believe he should be Chiefs’ number one.”

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