Absa Premiership

No concerns for Khune over future plans

2015-06-09 15:25
Itumeleng Khune (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Outgoing Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has no concerns over his future as he prepares to leave the club at the end of the month.

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The 27-year-old was amongst a host of senior names revealed by Amakhosi last week, whose contracts at Naturena will not be renewed.

Others like Tefu Mashamaite, Mandla Masango and Katlego Mphela will also not be at the club in 2015/16, along with coach Stuart Baxter after he left on amicable terms. The former Bafana mentor has since revealed that he plans on going straight into a fresh job.

Khune is currently in Durban with Bafana Bafana as they prepare for their opening 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Gambia at the weekend.

"I'm still young, I still have a long future ahead of me," he said.

"I'm not worried I will not be able to get a club after I leave the camp. Now my agent is hard at work and my job is to focus here."

Khune and some of the others that are leaving Chiefs have come in for criticism by club boss Kaizer Motaung due to their financial demands.

But the experience goalkeeper is not looking back at the Soweto giants this week, insisting his focus was on South Africa.

"I told myself that as soon as I get to the national team, wearing the national colours, then I have to switch off from what's happening outside and focus fully here on the national team," he added.

"I think I've been doing that very well and I think you can see with my work on the field, that there's nothing bothering me at all.

“I'm just fully focussed on the national team."

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