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Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has become the club’s number one choice again after nearly three seasons in the sidelines. Image: @iDiskiTimes / Twitter

Kaizer Chiefs legend urges Amakhosi to retain star man!

A Kaizer Chiefs legend has urged the club to retain Itumeleng Khune so that he doesn’t spoil his legacy by joining a ‘smaller’ team!

Kaizer Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has become the club’s number one choice again after nearly three seasons in the sidelines. Image: @iDiskiTimes / Twitter

Kaizer Chiefs legend Brian Baloyi has urged the club to retain goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune at the end of the season.

Khune’s current contract comes to an end in June 2023 and given his injury problems of late, the club will understandably be two-minded over extending Khune’s contract.

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For Baloyi however, it’s a no brainer for Chiefs to stand by their legend and offer him a contract extension regardless of his injury concerns.

Give Khune another contract – Baloyi urges Kaizer Chiefs

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“Khune, I know he has had injuries and all of that. Does he still have something to give to the game? I believe so!” former Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Baloyi told KickOff.

“He has done a lot for the club. A relationship or a marriage is two-way, and there have been times when he was on top of his game.

”He was demanding money and almost left the club. He did not leave the club. So the club, at some point, has to incentivise him, keep him.

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“But him staying as at Kaizer Chiefs as well. He needs to understand that he needs to fight for his place to play and not be distracted.

“We would not want to see him going to play for a smaller club because it would do a lot of damage to his brand.”

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In other news, Kaizer Chiefs legend Siphiwe Tshabalala has confirmed that he’s still an active soccer player.

Despite being 38-years-old and unemployed since last year, Shabba has denied retirement rumours.

Siphiwe Tshabalala also claimed he recently passed up on a playing opportunity from abroad as he prefers to find a local club.

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While playing is of importance, Shabba knows very well that the next side he joins will benefit tremendously off the field of play as well given his vast experience.

Amakhosi legend sets record straight!

“I am not retired yet, I am still Siphiwe Tshabalala, active soccer player.” the Kaizer Chiefs legend said as quoted by Citizen.

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“On Monday someone sent me a text about an opportunity to play abroad but I did not entertain it. I want to focus more at home and there is a lot I need to achieve at home.

“Not only on the football side. Also in development as well, and in the role I play on the education side.

“I still have the desire to play at the highest level. If it doesn’t happen, ok.

“I’ll wake up and say ok, that’s it. Thank you to football, I will have no regrets. I have had a lot of highs. I’m grateful and my heart is full.”

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Siphiwe Tshabalala of Kaizer Chiefs © Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

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