Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has taken time off from the training ground to give back to the Soweto community.
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According to Soccer Laduma, the 27-year-old handed out school shoes in Kliptown in association with Kliptown Youth Programme for children whose parents cannot afford new shoes.
“These children are the stars of tomorrow, the next Bafana or Banyana players, the next President or doctors of this country. I felt a deep urge to reach out, not because of what I do and who I am – but because I believe that every person can make a difference no matter how small."
"If I put a smile on one child’s face today, then it means I’ve accomplished something wonderful.
"This is not a once-off help and then you never see me again sort of assistance that I’m offering. I’ll continue the relationship with the Kliptown Youth Programme to identify needs and to see what else I’m able to do, to be the change," Khune concluded.
Meanwhile Khune’s Amakhosi will be in action on Saturday, February 28 when the Naturena side take on Botswana’s Township Rollers in the second leg of the CAF Champions League.
Chiefs won the first leg with a narrow 2-1 victory.
Khune is expected to travel with the side despite coming away with an injury against Edu Sports FC in the Nedbank Cup which Chiefs won 4-0.
The goalkeeper was stretchered off-the-pitch after he collided with teammate Morgan Gould.
The Rollers tie kicks off at 15:00.