Itumeleng Khune to Pursue Natural Kaizer Chiefs Evolution Into the Media Space

Itumeleng Khune to Pursue Natural Kaizer Chiefs Evolution Into the Media Space

Jarryd Westerdale
February 22, 2024 at 4:48 PM
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  • Itumeleng Khune's future with the Amakhosi has yet to be decided on or off the pitch
  • Cavin Johnson has yet to restore him to the starting lineup following his suspension
  • Jessica Motaung has been elected Vice President of the African Clubs Association

Some players are so synonymous with a club that it is hard to imagine them anywhere else.

Itumeleng Khune has been a part of the Kaizer Chiefs family for almost 20 years and seeing the iconic gloveman tick away the clock of his career in any other kit would be a travesty.

Sekhukhune United have been the club most strongly linked with prolonging Khune's playing time but his dedication to personal growth during his darker hours may have restored management's faith.

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Itumeleng Khune is believed to be on his way to the coaching ranks while also being lined up for a position in the marketing department. Photo: @Joshua_Journo.
Source: Twitter

This does not mean a contract extension but a fitting farewell that will be a transition from the pitch to marketing sphere.

The Carling Knockout Cup All-Star match was an indicator of how popular the 36-year-old remains and Chiefs are too savvy to let an asset like that go.

His status as a role model could benefit the young players too, hence his consideration for a coaching position from the end of this season.

As reported by SoccerLaduma, Khune is back with the team and management wishes to reward him for the overwhelmingly positive memories he has provided the club.

Additionally, marketing guru, Jessica Motaung has adopted the Vice President role at the newly formed African Clubs Association, so a familiar face may need to be groomed to fill the void.

Khune has already had a taste of corporate media life as he appeared as a television pundit during the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

His recent suspension could have given him a new perspective and all fans will be delighted to have the celebrity goalkeeper back in the limelight.

Cavin Johnson reiterates transfer policy

Sports Brief recently reported on Johnson's insistence that Kaizer Chiefs did not need to use the January window.

The Amakhosi brought in 10 new players in July and the interim coach said he had enough quality to work with.

They resumed their season with a goalless draw against Royal AM, immediately prompting calls for a goalscorer.

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Jarryd Westerdale (based in Johannesburg) joined Sports Brief after four years in the community journalism sphere. He is a two-time Alet Roux Award winner and was a finalist in multiple categories at the Forum of Community Journalism Excellence Awards.