Kaizer Chiefs are in discussion about the contract of legendary goalkeeper, Itumeleng Khune, according to club football manager Bobby Motaung.
Khune, who is the longest serving member of the current Chiefs squad, will see his contract with Chiefs expire in June.
The former Bafana Bafana captain, who was initially promoted by the late Ted Dumitru in 2004, has seen little action this season with Brandon Petersen preferred in goals by coach Arthur Zwane and Khune dropped out of the line-up due to injuries.
That has meant a reduced role for Khune, who has featured in 11 matches in all competitions, keeping just two clean sheets.
Khune was on the bench as Chiefs beat Royal AM 2-1 in the Nedbank Cup quarter-final in extra-time at Chatsworth Stadium on Sunday night. Chiefs will now host Orlando Pirates in the Ke Yona Cup semi-final next month, possible on 6 May.
When asked about Khune’s contract situation and whether they will offer their long-term member a new deal, Motaung remained tightlipped.
“We are in discussions about that,” Motaung told iDiski Times.
“We are also talking about other players whose contracts are expiring at the end of the season. At the moment, [I can’t say much] as we will make an announcement.”
Khune made his Chiefs debut on 25 August 2007 against Jomo Cosmos under Muhsin Ertugral when he was 20-years-two-months-and-five days old, at Kings Park Stadium in Durban.
Since then, he has won three league titles (though that of 2004/05 season he did not play a single match), two MTN8, three Telkom Knockouts and one Nedbank Cup with Amakhosi.
Kaizer Chiefs Goalkeeper has confidence that he will get a new contract at Kaizer Chiefs because he still believes that he can add more value in the team and he also said that in a radio interview that he wants to fulfill his career of becoming a Goalkeeper Coach at Kaizer Chiefs and in the South African National Team.
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