Veteran Keeper Itumeleng Khune Set to Part Ways With Kaizer Chiefs

Veteran Keeper Itumeleng Khune Set to Part Ways With Kaizer Chiefs

- Latest media reports suggest that the marriage between Amakhosi and experienced goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune could be coming to an end

- Khune has been reduced to a bench warmer under coach Gavin Hunt this season as he prefers Daniel Akpeyi in the position

- It is reported that the 33-year-old is set to meet with the management next week after his return from international duty with Bafana Bafana

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As the 2020/21 DStv Premiership season draws to a close, Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune's future remains a subject of speculation.

The veteran netminder is set to meet the club's hierarchy in the next coming days to decide his stay at Naturena.

Born in Ventersdorp in the North West province now known as Bopkone Bophirima, 'Itu' has been a long-serving member of the Amakhosi family but lack of game time in recent times may suggest he could part ways with the club.

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According to KickOff.com, Chiefs will sit down with the Bafana Bafana gloveman after the 2021 Caf African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Media reports indicate that the marriage between Kaizer Chiefs and goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune Set could soon be over. Image: Instagram
Media reports indicate that the marriage between Kaizer Chiefs and goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune Set could soon be over. Image: Instagram
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Khune is currently part of coach Molefi Ntseki's squad that will face Ghana on Thursday at FNB Stadium before jetting out of the country to battle against Sudan on Sunday.

The report further states that the management is divided on the 33-year-old's future and chances are that he could be released by the Soweto giants at the end of the current campaign.

With coach Gavin Hunt opting to use Nigerian netminder Daniel Akpeyi in most of their games this term, Khune has been reduced to a bench warmer.

Taking a look at his contribution so far, the 2010 Fifa World Cup shot-stopper has featured in 12 matches across all competitions for Chiefs and conceded 18 goals.

With Hunt having the likes of Akpeyi, Bruce Bvuma, and the young Bontle Molefe as well as Brylon Petersen, losing Khune might not be a blow for the club.

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Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune, wearing number 16, is facing an uncertain at Kaizer Chiefs: Image: Twitter
Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune, wearing number 16, is facing an uncertain at Kaizer Chiefs: Image: Twitter
Source: Twitter

However, considering his reputation as the Glamour Boys' darling, Khune's departure could undoubtedly hurt the 12th man as many believe he should retire at the club.

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za recently ran a story on the former Bidvest Wits manager, saying he doesn't intend to lose striker Khama Billiat.

Hunt said the Zimbabwean international is currently nursing a broken leg but he is still a key figure of his team despite media reports suggesting otherwise.

He was speaking to the media just after leading his charges to a 1-0 win over the Orlando Pirates at FNB Stadium last weekend.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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