Kaizer Chiefs head coach Arthur Zwane has confirmed influential club captain Itumeleng Khune will continue to play an important role after starring in a recent win over Golden Arrows.
The 35-year-old shot stopper returned to the Amakhosi starting line-up for the first time since September and was a dominant presence behind Chiefs’ defence as the Soweto Giants sealed a 2-0 win to end 2022.
“You need a fit Itu [Khune] on and off the field, for simple reasons: because of his leadership qualities, the experience, what he has achieved as an individual.
“To help the likes of Bruce [Bvuma], Brandon [Petersen] and many to her players,” Zwane told Kick Off Magazine
“This is a guy who has achieved a lot, who’s played in the World Cup. We need that. We want to tell stories as a club.
Chiefs has not lost a single one of six matches played with Khune in goal this season and Zwane insists the veteran goalkeeper will continue to hold a significant role in the team.
“When it comes to Itu, his leadership skills are second to none.
“A focused Itu will still play a huge huge role in the team, making the players understand what it means to play for a team of Chiefs’ caliber,” added Zwane.
Chiefs next host Sekhukhune United at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.