Itumuleng Khune Talks About His Kaizer Chiefs Future, Only Plans to Retire When Italy’s Gianluigi Buffon Does

Itumuleng Khune Talks About His Kaizer Chiefs Future, Only Plans to Retire When Italy’s Gianluigi Buffon Does

Byron Pillay
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
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  • Itu Khune recently talked about retirement and his future and says he has many more years to give
  • Itumuleng Khune only plans to retire when Italy's Gianluigi Buffon hangs up his goalkeeping gloves
  • Fans can watch Itumuleng Khune in action when the Warriors take on Coastal United in the DStv Compact Cup

Itumuleng Khune has no plans of retiring just yet, despite not playing as many games as he and fans would like.

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Itumuleng Khune still has plenty left in the tank and has no plans to retire anytime soon. Image: @itukhune32
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Itu recently spoke about his future and game time and added that he still had another 10 years in him and would retire once Italy's Gianluigi Buffon did, Soccer Laduma reported.

Khune hasn't featured for the Amakhosi since August 2021 and fans are clamouring for him to return to the Kaizer Chiefs first-team squad.

Khune's skill was on show at the DStv Compact Cup when he helped the Warriors beat Amabutho to book a place in the final. Khune's performance got fans talking about how good the keeper still is, the Kaizer Chiefs website reported.

"It means a lot and I am humbled by the reception I am getting from the country. I've been in this game for more than a decade and the fact that fans still appreciate my talent and what I can deliver on the day humbles me. I will keep rewarding them with great performances whenever I get given the opportunity,” Khune said in an interview after the game.

Fans are still talking about Khune on social media as well as the final of the DStv Compact Cup approaches. Khune's Warriors will take on Coastal United.


"Itu won’t say this but I will, Ibrahimovic, Christiano Ronaldo, Dani Alves, Buffon, Iniesta, all older than Itumeleng Khune, but y’all never tell them to retire, I for one don’t want to see a football world without Khune, Yeye retired and I’m still accepting imagine Khune……."


"Itu can give you 3 if not 4 solid seasons.. Name a better keeper than Khune in PSL that we can get?"


"On the other side of the coin, no player in this country currently is loved like Itumeleng Khune. He took his time on Saturday night, went to the fans and spent a decent 10 minutes answering questions and taking pictures. People genuinely love Itu. The hate here is nothing."


"#DSTVCompactCup Itu Khune is a brilliant goalkeeper. Never take that away from him"

DStv Compact Cup serves up exciting action, Warriors and Coastal United secure their place in the final

In other Itu Khune news, Coastal United and Warriors booked their place in the final for the first-ever DStv Compact Cup with thrilling wins over Dinaledi and Amabutho, Sports Brief earlier reported.

The final of the new and exciting competition will take place on 29 January 2022 at the FNB Stadium. Coastal United saw off Dinaledi in the first game. Dinaledi had the more attacking set-up and were expected to dominate but they lost 3-0, Goal.Com reported.

Warriors overcame a strong Amabutho side 2-1 in the second semifinal, KickOff confirmed. Itumeleng Khune was in excellent form as he showed that he still has what it takes to be a number one choice keeper as he kept the Warriors in the lead.

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Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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