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Kaizer Chiefs keeper Itumeleng Khune plays his last game for the club. Image: Kaizer Chiefs website

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Itumeleng Khune will undoubtedly go down as one of Kaizer Chiefs’ biggest legends, but will their 24-year relationship end next month?

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Kaizer Chiefs keeper Itumeleng Khune plays his last game for the club. Image: Kaizer Chiefs website

Kaizer Chiefs are reportedly planning to offer veteran goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune a new coaching role at the club.

Khune’s time as a player appears to be up at the club, however, the club are keen on keeping their legend around at Naturena.

According to the latest reports, management are preparing a new offer for Khune, which will see him join their development academy as a coach.

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Further reports suggest the 36-year-old has yet to decide whether he’ll be retiring or not!

The legendary Bafana Bafana goalkeeper has been a rare one-club player for Kaizer Chiefs! Since being promoted to the Amakhosi first team in 2004, Khune has won 12 trophies.

He also walked away with the coveted PSL Footballer of the Season award in 2012/13.

Kaizer Chiefs to offer Khune new coaching role?

“Khune is expected to be offered a position within the development structures at Chiefs as part of honouring him for his service to the club,” a Citizen report read.

“The other thing is that Khune would have liked to continue playing for at least one more season but he respects the club’s decision. I Expect an announcement to be made when the season ends as to what will happen to skipper.” a source told the same publication.

In other news, Kaizer Chiefs have reportedly reignited their interest in Bafana Bafana and Al Ahly star Percy Tau.

The Glamour Boys endured another massively underwhelming season this campaign.

Chiefs failed to win any silverware, for the ninth year running, and may end up finishing out of the top eight on the DStv Premiership log standings!

The alarm bells are indeed ringing at Naturena, and that’s why some big steps are being taken to restore the glory days of falling giants!

According to the latest reports, Kaizer Chiefs are looking at roping in quality reinforcements. And one player who has interested the club is Al Ahly star Percy Tau!

Chiefs interested in signing Percy Tau?

According to Soccer Laduma, Percy Tau’s situation at Al Ahly is being closely monitored by the Glamour Boys. Take a look at the details below.

“There are some players who the team have listed as their targets and Percy Tau is one of them. But you know, the challenge will be if he wants to come to South Africa and Kaizer Chiefs for that matter,” an insider told the publication.

“You know, management has made it clear that from next season they want to bring in the best players and the best coach so it would not be Tau only, as there are other big name players they are looking at.

“Chiefs are inquiring to fill up all the positions from goalkeeper, to defenders, midfielders and strikers. But for now, the one I can tell you that we know is on the list is Percy Tau.”

Final Kaizer Chiefs fixture revealed

Chiefs travel to the Mother City to face Cape Town Spurs on 25 May for their final match of the season.

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