Kaizer Chiefs legend Itumeleng Khune at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Image: @kaizerchiefs/X

‘We are nothing without the Amakhosi faithful’ says Khune

Itumeleng Khune empathises with frustrated Kaizer Chiefs fans, calling for improvement and victories to make supporters happy again.


Kaizer Chiefs legend Itumeleng Khune at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Image: @kaizerchiefs/X

Itumeleng Khune, the legendary goalkeeper of Kaizer Chiefs, has expressed his empathy towards the club’s loyal supporters who have endured a nine-year trophy drought, as reported by

The Soweto giants have struggled to maintain consistency on the pitch, leaving their fans disappointed and frustrated.

Khune: ‘We Are Nothing Without the Amakhosi Faithful’

In a heartfelt statement to the media, the 36-year-old shot-stopper acknowledged the unwavering support of the Amakhosi faithful.

“We are nothing without the Amakhosi faithful; whenever they come to the stadiums to encourage us, they push us to get the desired results,” Khune said.

He emphasised that the players are not content with their recent performances, particularly after drawing against Polokwane City at home.

Khune believes that Kaizer Chiefs should be winning every game, especially when playing in front of their home crowd.

Fans Deserve Better

Khune recognises the dedication and loyalty of the Kaizer Chiefs supporters, who travel far and wide to support their team.

“I know that all the games that we play, home or away, are all Kaizer Chiefs home games because these people travel with us wherever we go,” he said.

The former Bafana Bafana keeper insists that the players need to appreciate their fans more by delivering the results they deserve. “We just have to win matches for them, they deserve better,” Khune added.

Khune Calls for Improvement in the Next Season

Looking ahead to the next season, Khune has called for the team to go back to the drawing board and identify areas for improvement.

He believes that the players have a responsibility to make their supporters happy by securing victories and putting smiles on their faces.

“I think in the next coming season, we have to go back to the drawing board and see where we can improve so that we make these people happy. They’re always happy to see us, they’re happy to support us, but we need to also give back to them, which is just a victory and put smiles on their faces,” Khune stated.

Changes Expected at Kaizer Chiefs

As the season draws to a close, significant changes are anticipated at Kaizer Chiefs. The club is in the market for a new coach to replace interim manager Cavin Johnson, following the departure of Molefi Ntseki.

Khune, who has served Amakhosi for 25 years, may also be among the players facing an uncertain future at the club.

Final Match of the Season

Kaizer Chiefs will conclude their season with an away match against the already relegated Cape Town Spurs. The Glamour Boys will be aiming for a victory to secure their place in the top eight, depending on the results of their rivals, AmaZulu and Polokwane.