Brilliant Khuzwayo Weights In on Itumeleng Khune’s Situation Amid Possible Retirement

Brilliant Khuzwayo Weights In on Itumeleng Khune’s Situation Amid Possible Retirement

Babajide Orevba
July 1, 2024 at 2:04 PM
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  • Itumeleng Khune's contract with Kaizer Chiefs expired in June, and the Kaizer Chiefs legend is expected to make a decision shortly
  • Former teammate, Brilliant Khuzwayo, has urged the 37-year-old not to be swayed by what people say amid calls for his retirement
  • 'Nhlanhla' feels Khune should weigh his options before making a decision, as other clubs may not have such the same feel as Chiefs

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Brilliant Khuzwayo has offered his opinion on his ex-teammate at Kaizer Chiefs, Itumeleng Khune, amid concerns that the legend could retire.

Khune, 37, whose contract with the Naturena club ended in June, is set to decide whether to continue playing or hang up his gloves.

After being teammates with the No.1 goalkeeper for six years, former Chiefs second-choice goalie, Khuzwayo, said he understands his former partner's situation.

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Itumeleng Khune's contract with Kaizer Chiefs has expired and Brilliant Khuzwayo has given his thoughts on the situation. Photo credit: Mike Egerton.
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Khuzwayo suggested to his former teammate that he should not be swayed by people's opinions, as he is set to make a decision about his future.

He urged the South African legend to be wise in his decisions should opportunities come his way this summer.

'Nhlanhla' cautioned that other clubs may not provide the same kind of environment offered at Naturena. He said, via Far Post:

"I think it’s all up to him now, feeling his body, what it tells him? No one can decide for you when to retire. He’s the one who must actually say, now I’m right.
"If he still feels like he needs to continue, he must continue but for me, the smartest move that he can actually make is to weigh options because outside of Kaizer Chiefs, it’s not as nice as it is at Kaizer Chiefs."

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Amakhosi have been in search of a permanent manager since Molefi Ntseki was fired last year, with Cavin Johnson temporarily taking over as interim manager.

Chiefs finished the 2023/2024 season on a poor note, falling out of the MTN8 and the Nedbank Cup, as well as ending the DStv Premiership in a dismal 10th place.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.
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