Itumeleng Khune given two options by Kaizer Chiefs. Image:

Itumeleng Khune given two options by Kaizer Chiefs. Image:

Is this the role Itumeleng Khune will accept at Kaizer Chiefs?

Kaizer Chiefs are willing to keep veteran goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune at the club, provided he makes one big sacrifice

Itumeleng Khune given two options by Kaizer Chiefs. Image:

Itumeleng Khune given two options by Kaizer Chiefs. Image:

Kaizer Chiefs honoured long-serving captain Itumeleng Khune, for his 25 years of service to the club. 

This Khune tribute took place before Chiefs’ last home game of the season, against Polokwane City at the FNB Stadium

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With Chiefs still having a lot to play for, with regards to securing their top eight hopes, they didn’t deliver. Three points would’ve been the order of the day, but in the end they had to settle for a point, which keeps them in eighth going to the last day. It would not just be a watching brief for Khune, though as he ended up coming on to make his fifth appearance of the season, off the bench. 

Khune’s future on the line

Many in the stadium gave him an ovation in what they felt as if, was his last home game for Chiefs. Luckily for him and the club, he was able to at least maintain the clean sheet. After the goalless draw, however, he spoke to the media, in a post-match press conference. Khune made it clear that the occasion was a tribute and not necessarily a last game before retirement! 

This publication reported on Sunday that Khune had stated the club was honouring him for his 25-year service. Chiefs did not say that he was retiring. Earlier on Tuesday, this publication reported the veteran goal minder is ready to leave Amakhosi if it means continuing his playing career. But now according to The Citizen he has a role waiting for him in the club’s development structures. 

Chiefs new role?

“The chairman Dr Kaizer Motaung has a soft spot for Khune after he served the club so well over the years. He doesn’t want to see all his knowledge lost to football and the club is discussing the possibility of keeping him in a different capacity. 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.” Said a source to the publication. 

There were murmurs of Sekhukhune United monitoring Khune’s situation at Chiefs. Could that be an option still?