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Brilliant Khuzwayo Biography

Nhlanhla Brilliant Khuzwayo popularly known as Brilliant Khuzwayo is a South African footballer born on 9th FDebruary 1990 in Durban, South Africa. He plays professionally for Kaizer Chiefs as the goalkeeper. He wears no. 16 as an honour of her mother who died in 2006 when he was 16 years old.

Brilliant Khuzwayo Career

He began his career in football through the youth teams of FC Masters and Durban Warriors. In 2010 he joined AmaZulu and on 22nd September 2010 he made his debut on the team against Platinum Stars in a 2–2 draw. He palyed two more league games to finish with a total of 3.

At the end of 2011 -2012 season Brilliant Khuzwayo joined the Kaizer Chiefs, signing a three year contract that was finalised on 24th May 2012.

AmaZulu general manager Peter O’Connor suggested it was in the player’s best interest that the club agreed to let him join Chiefs. “Seeing that Tapuwa Kapini has another three years with us, it was agreed that we would release ‘Casillas’ [Khuzwayo] because he wouldn’t be playing as the first-choice goalkeeper. So to enable him to get more game-time we have decided to allow him to join Chiefs after they had approached us for his services.”

He made his debut on 28th April 2013 against Platinum Stars at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.The match ended 0-0. He won the league and cup double with Chiefs. In the 2013–14 season he played four matches.

In the 2014–15 season Brilliant Khuzwayo played his first league match in a 2–1 win over University of Pretoria conceding his first league goal since joining Chiefs. Ahead of the eagerly anticipated MTN 8 final, Khuzwayo was the favourite to be the goalkeeper in the absence of Itumeleng Khune. Coach Stuart Baxter said “Itu is one of our top players, and of course we’ll miss him. If my Lamborghini isn’t working today then maybe I have to take the old Porsche. One of our ‘keepers has now got to be a Porsche, maybe he’s not a Lamborghini just yet, but he can be that Porsche. Lets see if they step up.”

On 20th September 2014 he made his Soweto derby debut making numerous saves in Chiefs’ 1 -0 win over Orlando Pirates in the MTN 8 Final at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. He received the Man of the Match award.

He announced that he will be leaving The Chiefs on June 30, 2018 after his six years contract with the club expires.

In April 2018 City Press revealed that he has allegedly signed a pre contract with the Pirates but his agent Tim Sukazi refuted the claims, but he stated that if Pirates showed interest in Khuzwayo, there would be no reason to ignore them.

“There has been no offer from Pirates, just muted talks from one or two Gauteng clubs.I believe the offers presented by Chiefs and the other clubs will be the determining factor in his decision to stay or leave,” he added.

When speaking to the same publication, Chiefs manager Bobby Motaung said he was not aware of any pre-contract signed by any player.

“We are still engaging with his agent and he has not indicated anything to us. I am waiting to hear what their position is. But we’d obviously like to know if he is staying so we know where we stand. If he has signed a contract, maybe we could strike a deal now instead of waiting for June.” Motaung said.

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Brilliant Khuzwayo Wife

Brilliant Khuzwayo is not married yet according to our record bu if that changes we will update

Brilliant Khuzwayo Family

Brilliant has two sisters and his mother died in 2006 when he was 16 years old.

Babes Wodumo and Brilliant Khuzwayo

Brilliant Khuzwayo and Babes Wodumo have been rumoured to be romantically involved after a picture of them holding hands went viral. Brilliant desmissed the rumours by issuing a statement on his instagram account

“I would just like to set the record straight that we are not dating we just friends. I think we should stop twisting things around, so what if we were holding hands so now I can’t hold my friends hand come on guys let’s grow with the time,” he said.

This is not the first time the two have been linked together as ‘Isolezwe’ had reported that the two had been spotted getting cosy at the ‘Umlazi Picnic’ music festival. Babes refuted the claims saying

“Does it mean that every man that I’m spotted with is my man? I also have a bodyguard named Sthe, people will say that I’m dating him.”

Brilliant Khuzwayo News

Brilliant Khuzwayo: Agent reveals shot-stopper is close to joining Pirates

Former Kaizer Chiefs keeper, Brilliant Khuzwayo could find himself in the books of a club he’s known as a bitter foe for much of his professional career, following his agent’s revelation that he is close to completing a move to Orlando Pirates.

The 28-year-old left the Naturena-based outfit when contract negotiations collapsed, as he could not be guaranteed more game time,
after spending a large chunk of his stint at the club playing second fiddle to Bafana Bafana keeper, Itumeleng Khune – which has ultimately seen own his international career placed on hold.

Speaking to IOL earlier in the week, his agent, Tim Sukazi revealed that there have been talks with his former side’s bitter foes, and he is likely to turn up at Orlando Stadium when the season resumes next month.

Sundowns are also said to be in the running for his services.

Source: The SouthAfrican (8th June 2018)

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