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Khune – How Things Changed Since Lee Baxter Left

Itumeleng Khune has opened up about his working situation with former goalkeeper coach Lee Baxter, and how things have changed at Kaizer Chiefs with the new goalkeeping department.



Lee Baxter, the son of former head coach Stuart Baxter, was the goalkeeping coach at the club from 2018, but left at the end of June when his contract expired.

Speaking to Velile Mnyandu in the latest edition of the iDiski Times newspaper, Khune said he never had any problems with Baxter, but was disappointed that critical information wasn’t shared with him.

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“Our relationship was okay, ” Khune told iDiski Times.

“I never had any problems with any goalkeeper coach or any head coach. Like I said, I don’t like questioning coaches’ decisions.

“I come to work, I do my job, I go back home and I spend time with my family. Like I said earlier, the critical information that was meant to be shared with me, of my results, was kept away, I don’t know the reasons.

“But if only I had known that I have gained weight, I have gained body fat, I would have surely done something about it, but I don’t know why it was kept away.

“And you can see that after the club released him everything changed because now everything is visible. We are being told everything, every six weeks we are testing, we are doing our weights, we are doing our skin folds.

“There are certain targets for us to meet in order for us to be able to play for Kaizer Chiefs. So, I’m happy that I was able to meet those targets because my body fat percentage at some point was 16, and before the start of the first game of the season it dropped to 12.

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“I told my wife that we need to get it down to eight, so that if it does go up at some point it will be just below 10. So, you must always set yourself higher goals instead of when someone says, give me this, then you limit yourself.

“You can’t afford to limit yourself, you have to go an extra mile because even my age still allows me to do certain things.”

You can read the full interview with Khune about his comeback with the glamour boys, his weight loss journey and plea to support Arthur Zwane in this week’s free online version of iDiski Times. We also chat to Lyle Lakay after his Deadline Day loan from Mamelodi Sundowns to Cape Town City, while former Orlando Pirates skipper Lucky Lekgwathi assesses the Buccaneers transfer window. In the rumour mill we heard whispers about Kaizer Chiefs parting ways with Nike after 21 years and Daniel Akpeyi being considered by Chippa United. We also speak to Eric Tinkler ahead of his side’s CAF Champions League clash with Petro de Luanda. Read the full edition of iDiski Times by clicking below:

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