Ex Goalkeeper William Shongwe Tells Itumeleng Khune to Either Leave Kaizer Chiefs or Go Into Coaching

Ex Goalkeeper William Shongwe Tells Itumeleng Khune to Either Leave Kaizer Chiefs or Go Into Coaching

  • Exiled Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeping great and former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has been encouraged to look at other options
  • Khune has been completely left out in the cold at the Amakhosi, making only one appearance the whole of last season
  • Former Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper and current SuperSport commentator William Shongwe believes he needs to ask to leave the club in the winter of his career

Kaizer Chiefs legend and current outcast Itumeleng Khune has been told to either leave the club or head into coaching.

The 35-year-old goalkeeper, whose Bafana Bafana days are also long behind him and unlikely to return, has been on the periphery at the Amakhosi. He only made one appearance last season for the team.

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Royal AM has been suggested as a destination for Itumeleng Khune, with William Shongwe saying he should consider leaving Kaizer Chiefs.
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According to Goal, former Chiefs goalkeeper William Shongwe believes Khune needs to call it a day at the club where he made his name in the mid-to-late 2000s. Not long ago, former Thanda Royal Zulu goalkeeper Aime Kitenge suggest that he consider throwing his lot in with Royal AM or Amazulu, as was reported by Kick Off.

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Shongwe said:

“For me, he should seek a loan as you don't want to drop Bruce [Bvuma] right now. “Bvuma has been outstanding, he’s the future, and he will be there for the next ten years or so. He’s proven under very testing times that he’s definitely a goalkeeper to be reckoned with. He made Chiefs bounce back and make it into the Top Eight. So you can’t drop Bvuma again and make him restart the clock.”

Shongwe added:

“According to some people I spoke to, it will depend on how Khune responds to the coaching course he attended. “If he loves it, then management might look at it as an option because it's been hard for him to come back into the position where he could claim the number one spot.
"I don't believe at all that Khune is finished, I still feel he has what it takes. I mean in the recent DStv Compact Cup he gave us a glimpse of who Khune is. He bounced back so powerfully, he is nowhere near his end."

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He opined that Khune had three more seasons still left in him.

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In what would be the move to end all moves, Kaizer Chiefs legend Itumeleng Khune has been encouraged to consider the ambitious Royal AM as his next next destination.

As reported by Sports Brief, Khune has cut a forlorn sight on the bench at the Amakhosi this season.

Apart from an appearance against Mamelodi Sundowns in the MTN 8 last August, the former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper has been forced to watch from the sidelines as Brandon Petersen, Bruce Bvuma and Daniel Akpeyi battled for the number 1 jersey in the team.

Source: Sports Brief News