Veteran goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune vows to never leave Kaizer Chiefs – Entertainment SA

Kaizer Chiefs veteran goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune says he will never leave the club after he was named as the skipper for the upcoming season.

The Soweto giants will be looking to redeem themselves as they look to bag a trophy or two in the 2022/23 DStv Premiership campaign. While Khune’s future has been a subject of speculation in recent times, the fan favourite gloveman says he is going nowhere and vowed to fight for his place in the team

“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.

“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.”

The former Bafana Bafana number one has been reduced to a benchwarmer at Amakhosi under former coaches such as Gavin Hunt and Stuart Baxter but he will hope to reclaim his spot under coach Arthur Zwane.

With Daniel Akpeyi having been released by the club and looking for a new football home, ‘Itu’ admits that challenging the likes of Bruce Bvuma will be a daunting task.

“It’s not going to be easy. 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],” he added.

“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.”

Meanwhile, the Glamour Boys will open their new season with a clash against Royal AM at Chatsworth Stadium in Durban on August 6.

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