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Chiefs Make Important Khune Announcement

Kaizer Chiefs have announced they will honour club legend Itumeleng Khune for his 25 years of service ahead of their final home game of the 2023/24 season.

Amakhosi will welcome Polokwane City on Saturday at FNB Stadium, with both clubs still fighting for a Top-8 spot.

Chiefs currently sit in eighth level on 35 points with Rise & Shine but ahead based on the better goal difference. However, they are not the only two teams fighting for eighth position, as between Chiefs and 13th-placed Moroka Swallows are just three points with two games to spare.

On Thursday, the Glamour Boys confirmed they will honour Khune ahead of their final home game of the season.

“With the Club intent on thanking our fanbase for their loyal support by finishing the season on a positive note, Kaizer Chiefs fans have another good reason to flock to FNB Stadium this Saturday, 18 May, with legendary goalkeeper, Itumeleng Khune, set to be honoured ahead of the team’s final home match of the campaign,” the club stated.

“The fixture against Polokwane City promises to be an emotional and celebratory one as the Club, teammates and supporters say thank you to one of the most decorated players in Chiefs’ history.

“Khune, a stalwart of South African football, has been a pillar of strength for Kaizer Chiefs for over two decades, having arrived as a youngster from Ventersdorp, in the North West, back in 1999.

“Known for his exceptional goalkeeping skills and leadership on and off the field, Khune started in the Kaizer Chiefs Youth Development Academy before being promoted to the senior team at the start of the 2004/05 season.

“Khune spent five years in the youth structures, and is currently in his record-setting 20th season with the senior team.

“Supporters in Gauteng, and those from further afield who are able to travel, are encouraged to come in large numbers to show appreciation for Khune’s contributions to the Amakhosi cause. The game against Polokwane City will not only be a crucial match for Kaizer Chiefs, with three vital points at stake, but also a poignant moment for fans to celebrate the career of a true legend of the game in South Africa.”

Khune has made 346 appearances for Amakhosi, as per Transfermarkt, and lifted three league titles, two Nedbank Cup, three MTN8 trophies and four Telkom Knockouts at Naturena.

David Kappel
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