Itumeleng Khune Has Pledged His Allegiance To Kaizer Chiefs.

 Itumeleng Khune Has Pledged His Allegiance To Kaizer Chiefs.

Itumeleng Khune has pledged his allegiance to the Kaizer Chiefs, and a return to action is expected this week.

Brandon Petersen has been the favoured choice between the sticks, therefore Khune has been out of the Chiefs lineup for a long time.

This season, the veteran goalkeeper has only played once, in the MTN8 opening in August.

The veteran goalkeeper is yet to appear in the DStv Premiership, having missed his ninth consecutive Soweto derby in the club’s most recent match.

However, with Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos confirming that he had to dismiss Chiefs goalie Brandon Petersen due to injury, Khune’s return could be on the cards.

“I’ve had quite a number of injuries in my career,” Khune told Kaizer Chiefs TV recently.

“The one that scared me the most was the shoulder injury that kept me out for nine months.

“That was the longest and most frustrating injury that I’ve had. I’m glad that I’m 100% better now and willing to go the extra mile for the club.

“The legacy that I want to leave when I retire is for people to remember that Itumeleng Khune was there and that Itumeleng Khune played a huge role. There’s no one who wants to be remembered as a failure.

“I want to be remembered as having a major part of Kaizer Chiefs winning trophies and Kaizer Chiefs dominating South Africa football.

“I think I’ve played over 350 matches, and I’ve kept over 150 clean sheets if not 200. I want to take every opportunity that comes my way and use it to the best of my ability.

“When I retire, I want to know that I’ve given it my all,” says Khune who was promoted to the first team in 2004.

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