Kaizer Chiefs Sporting Director, Kaizer Motaung Jr. has commended veteran goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune after he penned a new contract with Amakhosi.

Earlier on Friday, Chiefs announced that Khune had agreed to a new contract, which will see him play for Amakhosi “for one final season”.

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Khune heads into his 20th season as a first-team member, which is a new club record, after being promoted to the senior side in 2004/05.

He made his debut in August 2007 against Jomo Cosmos, at the age of 20 and has racked up 423 appearances since.

Kaizer Jr. expressed his gratitude to the club’s longest-serving player, saying: “It is remarkable that Itu, at the age of 36, has been with Chiefs for over 20 years.

“It speaks to his love for the game, dedication, hard work and commitment because very few achieve this feat.

“We hope that he gives it his all in this final season and shares his valuable experience with the younger players in the team.”

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The club also confirmed that Khune will transition into an admin role and “use this year to broaden his technical acumen, as he transitions into a new coaching and ambassadorial role working with the marketing division at the Club”.


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