Johannesburg - Itumeleng Khune has issued an apology to Kaizer Chiefs fans for
the manner of their 4-1 humbling at the hands of Mamelodi Sundowns in
the MTN 8 quarter-finals on Sunday afternoon.
The Brazilians put four past Amakhosi with goals from Thamsanqa
Sangweni, Tebogo Langerman, Lebohang Mokoena and Edward Manqele in a
frenetic first half that stunned the Chiefs faithful.
Reneilwe Letsholonyane grabbed a late consolation for Chiefs while Josta Dladla missed a penalty.
Chiefs had hoped to at least match last season's run in the
competition, wehre they lost 1-0 to Orlando Pirates in the final with
Khune admitting his teammates felt humiliated by this outcome.
The Amakhosi captain told the club's official website: "The
players are as humiliated as the fans by this result. I totally
understand the frustration of the fans and would like to apologise to
the fans that have been through thick and thin with this team.
"Things did not go our way against Sundowns but it is not the end
of the world for us. We have a long season ahead of us. We are
disappointed by the result but we know for sure that we can bounce back
from this type of defeat.
"The opening stages of the game were a bit of a nightmare for us.
We looked like we had switched off a little bit. We lost all the balls
in the air. We let ourselves down but we have to bounce back as the
"We have a good technical team and a great squad of both
experienced and young players. We know exactly what is expected from us.
We need to redeem ourselves with a win against AmaZulu."