Three significant decisions about a coach, captain, and the club legend’s contract are expected to be made by Kaizer Chiefs management. Next year those decisions to be made.
A new era is rapidly approaching, Chiefs, and management needs to make three important choices. As a result, change is coming. As we approach 2024, let’s examine three significant changes with Amakhosi that we can anticipate.
First Decision…Cavin Johnson was brought on as a temporary employee. That is, there is no guarantee that he will continue as coach. Therefore, Amakhosi need a new leader to assume the hotseat.
According to the most recent reports from Naturena, he is expected to be permitted to conclude his current Amakhosi DStv Premiership campaign.
But the technical team has been searching for a coach with a foreign base. Pitso Mosimane is a free agent and has returned to South Africa, which adds to the intrigue.
Second Decision…The Chiefs will need to select a new captain as a result of Khune’s suspension. Keagan Dolly is therefore the vice, and Yusuf Maart is a viable alternative going forward. In addition, Khune’s future needs to be decided by the club.
Third Decision…First, they have to determine whether his recent behavior will make it impossible for him to get a contract extension, meaning that at the end of the season, his Amakhosi career would come to an end. Ultimately, Khune’s role within the coaching staff will depend on whether management continues to support him or decides to let him go.
In October 2011, Khune was assigned as captain replacing Jimmy Tau. The 2012–13 season was arguably his best with Khune leading his side to a league and cup double.He was also voted into Goal.com’s Goal50 which is a list of the best players of 2013. He was ranked 45th ahead of Fernandinho, Robbie Keane, and Frank Lampard and behind Andrea Pirlo, Roman Weidenfeller, Victor Wanyama and James Rodríguez who were all ranked from 40 to 50.
He made his 200th appearance for Chiefs against Mpumalanga Black Aces in 2014. Prior to that match he had 91 clean sheets in 199 games and at the beginning of the season, he had played 172 games for Chiefs. In the 2013–14 season he won the Goalkeeper of the Year award for the second time in a row with 15 goals conceded and 18 clean sheets in 25 starts beating Moeneeb Josephs and Anssi Jakkola.