Khune: I will never leave Chiefs

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Kaizer Chiefs keeper Itumeleng Khune
  • Post published:July 29, 2022

Itumeleng Khune has insisted that he will not entertain the idea of leaving Kaizer Chiefs before he retires.

The 35-year-old has lost his captaincy and number one spot in recent season and has been largely relegated to a bit part role for the Glamour Boys.

However, despite his change of role in the squad the keeper admitted that he is happy at the club and won’t be looking to leave.

“I will never entertain that I should leave the club. I will never go anywhere. I’m a ‘Khosi for Life’,” the 35-year-old said at the DStv Premiership’s 2022-23 preseason launch at the SuperSport studios in Randburg on Thursday.

“I’ve been given an opportunity from the development to the senior side. I’ve been given the responsibility of captaining the biggest club on the continent, so I wouldn’t be entertaining ideas that I would like to leave the club in the future.”

“It’s not going to be easy,” he said. “There’s Bruce Bvuma, the future Bafana Bafana No 1. There’s Brandon Petersen also knocking on the Bafana door, and I’ve been there [Bafana].

“As goalkeepers we keep learning from each other and the competition is very tight. We just want to give coach Arthur and [assistant] coach Dillon [Sheppard] a good headache.

“We have already played a few friendlies. The goalkeepers were able to share a number of minutes.

“We sat with the coaches and compared our stats from three seasons ago and we’ve conceded a lot of goals. So now it’s going to be important that we concede less and keep more clean sheets.”

“Chiefs is about winning a trophy or two every single season and I’ve tasted that glory, and it’s very easy for me to be able to encourage other players to keep fighting for that.”

Chiefs’ season kicks off on the 6th of August when they travel to the Chatsworth Stadium to take on Royal AM.