There are more latest news about Itumeleng Khune according to Mphatlalatsane FM.
According to the latest reports, Kaizer Chiefs FC goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has impressed the overseas club in France even though he hasn’t get enough minutes this season.
The long serving Kaizer Chiefs FC goalkeeper’s contract will end at the end of next season. It’s not yet clear if he will get an extension since there is a club overseas whom he is linked up with. This reports pop up after hearing that Kaizer Chiefs FC are interested and linked up with Richards Bay goalkeeper Salim Magoola, a Ugandan goalkeeper who has more than ten cleansheets this season. This news also comes after confirmation from Chiefs management that this is the last season Khune playing.
Itumeleng Khune is reported to have impressed the club called Clermont in France. Khune joined Kaizer Chiefs FC in 1999 as a junior player. He was promoted to a senior team in 2004, where he started showing good performance. He made his debut to a senior team in 2007 against Jomo Cosmos. He was promoted by Mushin Ertugral after the first choice goalkeeper Emille Baron got an injury. That game, Kaizer Chiefs FC played 1-1 against the mentioned club.
It is not the first time Itumeleng Khune being linked with an overseas club. In 2021 before getting a 2 years contract extension, Khune was linked with one of soccer clubs in Qatar. He didn’t end up joining that club due to reasons that were not announced but we can guess that he wanted to make a record of one of the longest serving players in South Africa.
Isaac Khune made it clear that he wants to play untill he reaches forty plus years. But he didn’t make it clear weather he wants to retire at Kaizer Chiefs or not. However, he said he wants to leave Kaizer Chiefs FC as legend. Khune is one of the biggest earners in Naturena he is earning around R450 000.00 per month. It’s not yet clear weather he will stay when his contract come to an end or not. But according to the rumours he will only stay if he make a payment cut unless if he ends up joining Clermont.
However, we have contacted our analyser Makaota Masiu, regarding how he sees Khune’s current situation.
“Itumeleng Isaac Khune is with no doubt the most decorated goalkeeper in the country, one of the best in Africa ever. We appreciate him, his contributions for the past 2 decades on and off the pitch and last but not least we appreciate his loyalty over the years. He has forever been a khosi.
“We’re now a step away from an end of an era. The contract he signed stipulated that this is his last season as a player, that tell us one thing he’s retiring. A legend, an icon and a leader by nature. He was born to lead and I still believe that he’s still adding a lot of value in the club even off the pitch. We thank him for all those memories we’ve had with him as we come closer to an end of his era. At this moment I can say that I understand the undying love and faith the Amakhosi faithful have on Itu, he’s always been our trusted soldier and he served us with dinstinctions over the years, so it won’t be easy to let go. I so wish they keep him closer to the 1st team even after his retirement.
“Let’s now come to reality, Bruce Bvuma and Brandon Peterson should now be in contention for that number 1 spot. With Itu nearing his retirement I think it’s very wise for coaches to put those two in contention to build a healthy competition so that we can have two reliable goalkeepers after Khune’s era.
“Starting Brandon ahead of Itu for me does make sense, that decision screams long term. Although I’m also hoping Bvuma brings his A game when given a chance of course besides not really being a starter I still believe that he’s a very good goalkeeper who should work on polishing certain things similar to Brandon they both need to work on certain aspects.
“I won’t say much about Bontle Molefe, It’s either he’s not ready or his not good enough, yes he’s still young but I’m not impressed overall with him. At this point I do feel like we should go on a market for a new shot stopper, either in January or at the end of the season. a team can’t rely on two shot stoppers anything can happen in football, we need back up.”