Absa Premiership

No pressure on Khune

2015-02-06 07:27
Itumeleng Khune (Supplied)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung will not make any rash decisions during the club's ongoing contract negotiations with goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune.

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Khune has been the subject of considerable speculation during the past six months, as debate about his future at the club has continued. Khune was sidelined from football for a protracted period last year and has not been able to win over the favour of the technical team since making his recovery.

Brilliant Khuzwayo, who took over the reigns in Khune's absence, has hardly put a foot wrong during his stint at the team's stopper and that has only fuelled speculation about an imminent departure from Khune. The fact that he has yet to finalise a contract extension with the club has only compounded matters, but Motaung said the club would not rush Khune just yet.

"They are ongoing. We are in contact with his overseas agent,” Motaung told goal.com.

“It's work in progress. We will definitely make an announcement once we're done with the deal.

“Obviously, we also want to wrap it up but there's no pressure.

"The player is not under pressure and we are not under pressure. It's a question of making sure that we deal with the matter properly," added the Chiefs administrator.

While there are some in certain corners who might not be overly optimistic about Khune's chances of staying at the club, Motaung has sought to allay fears, adding that the negotiations were at an advanced stage and likely to be completed in the not too distant future.

"Look, everything is promising, [because] he's here, he's training and he's the captain of the team. So, [what's left] is for the two parties to agree on certain parameters," concluded Motaung.

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