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Khune apologises to fans

2012-08-07 10:24

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 team.

"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."

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Comments
  • tumisang.kolobe - 2012-08-07 10:45

    So Every weekend they are going to issue apologies?.....Weekend in and Out Kaizer Chiefs fans are on the receiving end, when other teams were busy buying strikers Kaizer went on a shopping spree for defenders, the same defense was exposed and punished worse than the previous one, counter productive management.

  • nare.ledwaba - 2012-08-07 10:58

    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. ............................................ we heard a lot of this kind of statement last season

  • Hansie.Crook - 2012-08-07 11:00

    Apologise FOUR what? This was a sunday that Chiefs supporters will never FOURget. I suggest Khune should prepare apology speeches FOUR every week when they loose. Buy Cliford Ngobeni and Erwin Isaacs and some of your problems will be solved. Introducing all new defenders will not help as they are all new and need to gel with each other.

  • cebi.zungu.5 - 2012-08-07 11:00

    What Khune and his team mates did on Sunday is beyond humiliation. I can't even begin to tell how I felt watching that despicable peformance. I left the stadium asking myself if that was a real game or a prank! Its high time that Khune stop talking and start doing what he is paid to do, or even better, take that captain's arm bend and give it to someone who deserves it. As for Jessica and whoever who came with that slogan \Rise khosi rise\, they are still rising... And I wonder when will they conquer. Asazoqhubeka ama team azigwazele ibhece. Sundowns didn't even do much, they only scored from set pieces. Come on!

  • mphonyana.thekiso - 2012-08-07 11:11

    what apology, more apologies are still coming if that is the norm. look yourself into the mirrow and say am i the real BB No:1 keeper. Sure it is not the end of the world it is the end of your BB call up.

  • AmosMoledi - 2012-08-07 11:18

    hehehehehehe rise khosi rise....rice khosi rice its Sundowns' fault. they should apologise.

  • Poloyatonki - 2012-08-07 11:29

    This chiefs of today sucks, players are not motivated... unlike in the past playing for chiefs was a dream coming true.

  • sanegran - 2012-08-07 11:39

    There is a very simple solution for chiefs Fans.Start supporting some of the smaller clubs.They will surely entertain u and maybe some of the sponsors will pull out of chiefs.Lets be honest what does Chiefs offer u ?. The only people that are not affected is the Motaung Family.You keep supporting rubbish and they keep getting rich.

      benjamin.makhubela - 2012-08-08 22:12

      iam a chiefs fan that would leave this earth very proud to have been naturaly introduced to this instutution called kaizer chiefs, khosi for second life if the is such.

  • mwanda.mesatywa - 2012-08-07 12:05

    3 of the goals where set pieces plz kc fans dont throw in the towel when times are hard its a new era for out football club...new coach...new ethos were playing a different style then vv..give baxter a chance his new...7 new players tht need to be give time to settle...we should have won the game againgst bucs but we lost the mental battle with the champs thts all...we need a hard working midfilder clifford ngobani could be an option..hope we get masilela for left back....havnt seen much of rusike but his only 22 and issacs is 25 and has an attitude problem which probably count against us signing him...things will look up guys mark my words the a certain feel to baxter approuach tht i like nvm the stupid set piece mistakes we have made those things are jst mental issues tht can be fixed im glad we got a slap in the face early it will scare us in attention and baxter knw knws his under pressure and has had a baptism of fire but i belive we will have a good season still

      timothy.jenkin - 2012-08-07 13:31

      I agree to an extent but with the financial backup that chiefs have losses should be far fewer. Chiefs for life but playing bad with all that cash simply means someone is not doing What they're paid to do. including the players. ..

  • teffo.lesetja - 2012-08-07 12:11

    Honnestly am scared each and everytime I watch (What used to be my loved team) Chiefs playing. Is like is a norm to loose games in chiefs now adays. Disapointed

  • rikhoula.joy - 2012-08-07 12:28

    Mxm Khune u r out of form, we need onyango that guys is always hungry to catch the ball. M tired of goal post perfomance

  • tkmatewa - 2012-08-07 13:18

    Where is the play maker Tinashe Nengomasha.I hope you really feel his absence,,...

  • cornelius.mahlangu - 2012-08-07 13:50

    apology for what.Khune sound like ANC always promising bu dont deliver.these pppl need to undstand that we need solutions not apologies/mxm

      benjamin.makhubela - 2012-08-08 21:58

      the players that took to the field on that fatefull sunday all chiefs players in general know very well culture of the club, silverware is our faundation even our rivals can attest to this bold statement so lets accept apology from our players and injoy the intresting season ahead .

  • polelo.phokwane - 2012-08-07 15:53

    I'm a Sundowns supporter and agree with u guys that u came in large number but ur players put poor performance in all departments,but don't blame ur players too much they were against the team that used to score 24 : 0,and ur not exceptional ,p/s accept ur captain's apology and focust on the next game otherwise u will loose ur first league game.

  • bandilabathembu.maqetuka - 2012-08-08 13:51

    Apology rejected

  • benjamin.makhubela - 2012-08-08 22:29

    the defeat was bad but i saw glimpse of good coming our way mark my words.

  • tshepo.malela - 2012-08-12 14:52

    Congrats for yesterdays win, Itu we only asking for consistency. Loosing is part of the game we understand but loss, draw, loss, loss, win then back to draw is not helping the team. Khosi is too big for that, hoping for the best in the next games.

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