The recent love drama has triggered the question, who is Itumeleng Khune? Born Itumeleng Isaac Khune, the renowned celebrity is a South African professional goalkeeper for SA's national team and the Premier Soccer League’s Kaizer Chiefs. His footballing career started back in 1999 as a defender. Since then, he has managed to rise to the very top of Mzansi’s soccer world as well as the global Goal50 rankings of 2013. Here is all you need to know about him.
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Itumeleng Khune has made more than 250 appearances at the club level and more than 80 appearances nationally. The 5ft 11in beast has accumulated enough accolades to cement his place as one of the greatest people in Mzansi. His impressive style of play has been described with words like skilled, elite, accurate, and other superlatives.
Itumeleng Khune biography
Here is all you need to know about this celebrity who is making headlines lately due to the trending love drama.
Itumeleng Khune profile
- Born: 20th June 1987 in Ventersdorp, South Africa
- Itumeleng Khune age: Will be turning 32 years old in June 2019
- Origin: South Africa
- Marital status: Single
- Occupation: Professional football player
- Famous for: Winning a number of accolades for the club and individually as well as making the Goal50 in 2013
- Itumeleng Khune Facebook: @Itumeleng Khune
- Itumeleng Khune Twitter: @IIKHUNE_32_16
- Itumeleng Khune Instagram: @itukhune32
Itumeleng Khune family
His father is called Elias while the mother is Flora. He also has two siblings: Lucky and Makhune Khune.
When he started out in 1999, he was a defender until he developed chest problems, which forced him to switch to a goalie. He worked hard until he made the first team at Chiefs as the goalie. His first season was phenomenal due to his match-winning performances although he had issues with his form and injuries in the two subsequent seasons.
Isaac got back to his best shape in 2011 when he was made captain. In the 2012-13 season, he led the Chiefs to a cup double and the league title. By 2014, he had made an impressive 200 appearances and more than 90 clean sheets.
Internationally, he has represented SA in the 2010 FIFA World Cup although he was sent off in one of the matches. Ultimately, SA became the first team to be eliminated. However, he bounced back after the competition to earn the national captaincy in May 2013. In 2016, he represented SA in the 2015 Summer Olympics where he made some impressive saves during the draw with Brazil.
Itumeleng Khune salary
For a sportsperson of his caliber, some estimates place his salary at R480,000 monthly.
Itumeleng Khune houses
Isaac got himself a new house just last year when his fiancée was involved in a serious car crash. From what he posted, it seems like he got rid of his older home and got a new one. Here is a glimpse of the inside.
Itumeleng Khune cars
The renowned goalkeeper has at least three known cars; a red Audi R8, another Audi he has been pictured with, and a Jeep Grand Cherokee, which has a value of at least R807,900.
Itumeleng Khune girlfriend
For a while, Isaac was engaged to a fitness trainer called Sbahle Mpisane. In a nutshell, Itumeleng Khune and Sbahle Mpisane were one of the favorite celebrity couples in Mzansi. However, it seems like things took a turn for the worse when Mpisane was involved in a car crash that nearly took her life. As per the latest news, it seems like the two broke up since the celebrated goalkeeper has been posting pictures with a woman who is believed to be his new bae. Details of this will be given below.
Itumeleng Khune latest news
In Itumeleng Khune news now, fans are not happy about Isaac showing off his new bae. Some of them are on the goalie’s throat accusing him of betraying Mpisane during a hard time for her. Things were unclear until the celebrity seemingly confirmed that the new bae with a picture of the two in pajamas by the pool.
Here are other photos of the new couple in town
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That is all the latest about the goalie and what he has been up to. The experienced Itumeleng Khune still looks like he has some more to give the soccer world. We wish him the best.
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