Itumeleng Khune given two options by Kaizer Chiefs. Image:

Itumeleng Khune given two options by Kaizer Chiefs. Image:

BREAKING: Kaizer Chiefs to honour Itumeleng Khune!

Itumeleng Khune is in his final season with Kaizer Chiefs, and he will receive a proper send-off against Polokwane City on Saturday.

Itumeleng Khune given two options by Kaizer Chiefs. Image:

Itumeleng Khune given two options by Kaizer Chiefs. Image:

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune is back in Cavin Johnson’s team after Brandon Petersen’s two-match suspension.

The veteran goalie made his first matchday squad since November 2023 when Amakhosi lost 1-0 to arch-rivals Orlando Pirates.

That’s because he was suspended for breaching the club’s code of conduct, and he spent three months on the sidelines.

Now, Chiefs have officially announced that Khune will be honoured in Saturday’s league encounter against Polokwane City at FNB Stadium.

Kick-off is at 15:00.

Now, in a statement released on Thursday, Amakhosi said they intend to honour Khune for his 25 years of service.

Khune arrived at Chiefs in 1999 as a young boy, and he played for the club’s development for five years prior to his promotion.

The now 36-year-old was first promoted to the Chiefs senior team in 2004, but he had to wait until 2007 to make his debut.



“With the Club intent on thanking our fanbase for their loyal support by finishing the season on a positive note, Kaizer Chiefs fans have another good reason to flock to FNB Stadium this Saturday, 18 May, with legendary goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune, set to be honoured ahead of the team’s final home match of the campaign. The fixture against Polokwane City promises to be an emotional and celebratory one as the Club, teammates, and supporters say thank you to one of the most decorated players in Chiefs’ history,” reads part of the statement.

“Khune, a stalwart of South African football, has been a pillar of strength for Kaizer Chiefs for over two decades, having arrived as a youngster from Ventersdorp, in the North West, back in 1999. Known for his exceptional goalkeeping skills and leadership on and off the field, Khune started in the Kaizer Chiefs Youth Development Academy before being promoted to the senior team at the start of the 2004/05 season.

“Khune spent five years in the youth structures and is currently in his record-setting 20th season with the senior team.”

“Supporters in Gauteng and those from further afield who are able to travel are encouraged to come in large numbers to show appreciation for Khune’s contributions to the Amakhosi cause. The game against Polokwane City will not only be a crucial match for Kaizer Chiefs, with three vital points at stake but also a poignant moment for fans to celebrate the career of a true legend of the game in South Africa.”