If there is a player who is the most longest serving player, it has to be Kaizer Chiefs FC current captain, Itumeleng Khune. Khune has spent more than 19 years with Chiefs senior team after getting promoted from the junior side.
Earlier this season, Kaizer Chiefs FC management through their media team, they made it clear that they are renewing Khune’s contract with one year, as a player. This means the management was simply saying next season, he will no longer be Chiefs player, but work on another role. However, according to the latest statements from Khun himself, his future with Chiefs might make U-turn, especially to those who love and enjoys watching him.
Khune confirmed yesterday that he is still pushing to get another contract. Itumeleng Khune is pushing for new Kaizer Chiefs contract despite retirement claims.
Kaizer Chiefs captain Itumeleng Khune stopped short of saying he won’t be retiring soon, contrary to the statement released by the club at the beginning of the season.
“That is also not guaranteed yet, it will depend on my performances on the field. Every player registered in the team is willing to work harder, compete for a place, and give his all for the team at every given opportunity,” Khune responded when asked about his future
While Chiefs’ plans were made clear in their pre-season statement regarding Khune’s future, and despite his reservations about retirement, the veteran shot-stopper says he’ll never wear the jersey of another team.
“I told myself that I want to play here until I hang my gloves, and I think I’ve done tremendously well when it comes to that part, and if I’m forced to retire at the end of the season then I can retire peacefully and start focussing on other things.
“But I don’t see – and I’ve never seen myself – representing any other brand except Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana.”
Kaizer Chiefs FC will face Orlando Pirates FC on a DStv derby clash. Khune might start tomorrow’s game after getting ninety minutes on a previous game with his side winning three goals to two goals.