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Chiefs Drop Points At FNB In Khune’s Emotional Farewell

Kaizer Chiefs and Polokwane played to a 0-0 draw in the DStv Premiership at FNB Stadium in what was an emotional final home game for club legend Itumeleng Khune.

While Khune was on the bench, in what appears to be his final season after 25 years of service to the club, he was introduced in the final 15 minutes after several minutes of chants around the Calabash for the club icon to be introduced.

The first half of the game which was a vital clash for solidifying the top-eight spot in the league, was a rather dire affair devoid of quality in the final third.

While the second half was more of an end-to-end clash, it was merely half chances, with the three saves from Bruce Bvuma and the two from Manuel Sapunga, rather routine efforts.

With the game finishing goalless, Amakhosi remain in eighth place, level on points with AmaZulu, with one goal separating the two sides going into the final day of the season.

City also sit on 36 points, while Golden Arrows in 11th and 12th place Chippa United have mathematical chances of sneaking into the final top eight spot in the season finale.

In what was meant to be a celebratory affair for the legendary Khune, it ended up to be a rather subdued afternoon for those who made way to Soccer City for their final home game of a painful 2023/24 season which is ending without silverware.

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.