Kaizer Chiefs/South Africa
25 years old/Goalkeeper
Standing at just 5’11″, the Kaizer Chiefs’ goalkeeper will probably be the shortest undisputed number one goalkeeper at the tournament, but his superhuman shot-stopping, which can shatter the confidence of the opposition in front of goal, will compensate for his lack of height and reduce any worries to nothingness. What’s more, Khune has the incredible distribution that is enough to consider him a playmaker in his own right. You could simply say it’s because he played outfield before he made the transition to goal, but Ryan Shawcross plays outfield and he can’t do what Khune does. His pinpoint distribution isn’t only useful when igniting a counter-attack but also finds South Africa’s teeny tricksters in congested central areas of the pitch. SFG won’t lie to you: there is a severe whiff of one-for-the-cameras about his shot-stopping but by the end of the tournament he could, if he isn’t already, become a symbol of idolatry.