Absa Premiership

Year-end return for Khune

2014-10-21 15:00
Itumeleng Khune (Gallo)

Cape Town - Stuart Baxter has revealed that Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper and captain Itumeleng Khune is likely to return nearer to the end of the year.

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According to KickOff, Baxter confirms that both Khune and Katlego Mphela will be sidelined for much longer than expected.

“They are both quite far away,” said Baxter.

“They have both started their rehab and jogging and may be available towards the end of the year, but I’m not sure if they will be match fit.” 

This could pave the way for Brilliant Khuzwayo to lay claim on the Amakhosi goalkeeping position. Earlier this month Sport24 reported that Chiefs legend Banks Setlhodi admitted that it is time for club’s first choice goalkeeper to try his hand abroad.

"Khune has done everything required from him at Chiefs. So if I was coaching Chiefs, and I need to emphasise that this is my opinion, I would let Khune go to Europe to take his career to the next level.”

Khune has not hid the fact of his desire to play abroad and being sidelined for longer could help boost his chances with the player’s contract is believed to expire at the end of July 2015.

Chiefs are looking to tie down the 27-year-old in a long-term contract before the end of the year.

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