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Junior Khanye talks about Kaizer Chiefs recruitments. Image: X

Khanye explains how Kaizer Chiefs disrespected Khune

“Itumeleng Khune has done well for Kaizer Chiefs, this is not how you honour your legend,” Junior Khanye said.

Khanye Kaizer Chiefs

Junior Khanye talks about Kaizer Chiefs recruitments. Image: X

Former Kaizer Chiefs winger Junior Khanye says the club’s technical team disrespected their player Itumeleng Khune, who was playing his last home match for Amakhosi.

Khune(36) served the club for 25 years and on Saturday, he was honoured for his services at the FNB Stadium. Last week Chiefs announced the match against Polokwane City would be Khune’s final match at home for the club. Football lovers expected ‘Mzansi’s finest’ to start the match but only came on in the last 15 minutes.

Khanye, who played for Kaizer Chiefs with Khune, says the club did not honour the legend properly.

“I’m very disappointed by Kaizer Chiefs technical team,” said Khanye on iDiski TV.

“I need to be honest Itumeleng Khune has done well for Kaizer Chiefs. This is not how you honour your legend, I mean fans had to intervene. We are talking about one of the best goalkeepers the country has ever produced in history.

“I see South Africa is making him retire and I don’t understand why. When I speak specifically about Chiefs, I don’t understand how he was in the 18 man squad and started on the bench and he only comes on after fans are shouting.

Khanye believes Kaizer Chiefs did not want to play Khune

“For me that’s bad. I mean they did announce that it will be his last game, so just play him. I’m disappointed that it took fans for him to play.

“To me it seems like if the fans didn’t shout for him to come one, Khune wouldn’t have played. I think that’s not a way to honour a senior player,” said Khanye.

Amakhosi managed to play to a draw in what could be Khune’s last match for the club. The 36-year-old former Bafana Bafana captain is not retiring at the end of the season. He said after the match that he was still going to continue to play.

Khune is set to continue playing next season

Khanye said Kaizer Chiefs technical team were forced by fans to play Khune. The star keeper announced he would still be playing football next season

“It’s not a farewell. The club made it clear that they are honouring me for 25 years of service. They(Chiefs) didn’t say ‘we’re bidding farewell to Itumeleng Khune’.

“I think we will go back, sit down and discuss the future. But for now, nothing has been confirmed yet,” he said.