Khune Pens His Final Chiefs Contract as Player
Khune Pens His Final Chiefs Contract as Player

Posted in News, Team News on Jun 30, 2023.

Press Release

June 2023

Khune Pens His Final Chiefs Contract as Player 

Kaizer Chiefs’ longest serving player and Club captain, Itumeleng Khune, has been handed a new contract which will see him play for Amakhosi for one final season, taking his professional career to two decades.

Khune, who spent five years in the Chiefs development structures before being promoted to the senior team in 2004/05 season, will be in the Gold & Black as a member of the Chiefs first team for a 20th season – which is a new record for Chiefs. He made his debut in August 2007 against Jomo Cosmos, at the age of 20.

While Khune will be involved in training and preparations for matches as a player, he will also 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.

The Ventersdorp-born goalkeeper holds the record for featuring in the- most number of successive seasons as a Kaizer Chiefs player in the PSL era (16) since his introduction in 2007, and will boost his coaching aspirations working under the returning Rainer Dinkelacker, as well as coaches Aubrey Mathibe and Rory Minnaar in the goalkeeping department.

“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,” says Sporting Director, Kaizer Motaung Jr.

In the season just ended, Khune featured 13 times for Amakhosi, taking his total number of appearances to 423 in 19 seasons.


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Alpheus Vina Maphosa

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