Absa Premiership

Khune should go - fan's poll

2015-05-18 14:10
Itumeleng Khune (Supplied)

Cape Town - According to a poll on the Sport24 website, Itumeleng Khune should spread his wings and leave Kaizer Chiefs for greener pastures overseas.

The Ventersdorp-born goalkeeper, affectionately known as "Spider Kid", is facing an uncertain time in his playing career with his contract at the Naturena expiring at the end of June.

The 2014/15 season has been an up-and-down one for the 27-year-old, who missed much of the season with an ankle injury.

Khune made only 13 appearances for the Amakhosi - in a season which saw the Glamour Boys cruise to the league title as well as run out MTN8 Cup winners.

Sport24 asked fans to have their say on Khune's future and nearly 5 000 fans cast their vote.

57% of voters said "Yes, it's time for him to move on!", while 26% of readers are of the view that Khune should move on but only if the right club came knocking.

17% of the voters believe that Khune must stay at the club, declaring "Once a Chief, always a Chief".

The call for Khune to move abroad was echoed by former Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Joseph Setlhodi

In March this year, Sethodi aired his views on the speculation that Khune could move to local rivals, Orlando Pirates or Mamelodi Sundowns.

"I don't think it would be wise for him to play locally if he's to leave Chiefs. We all know that there are only two clubs which are close to being as big as Chiefs, and that's Pirates and Sundowns.

"He has achieved almost everything with Chiefs locally. So, what's there to achieve at these other two clubs?

"However, it would be good for Itu to move abroad. For me, he should either move abroad if there's a offer or stay at Chiefs."

Major incidents of Khune's 2014/15 season:

Bobby Motaung said in January that the club would not be bullied into offering goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune a new bumper contract that does not meet their strict budget requirements.

Doctor Khumalo makes admission that Khune could join Orlando Pirates

Khune blasts referee on Twitter

Khune fined R25 000 by the PSL

Vaseline pulls plug on Khune deal?

Fabian McCarthy labels Khune the best in South Africa

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