Absa Premiership

Khune: I've always kept my hands clean, and so should you

2020-04-26 10:43
Itumeleng Khune
Itumeleng Khune (Getty Images)

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has reiterated the importance of keeping your hands clean during the coronavirus pandemic.

The experienced shotstopper has reflected on the last 13 years he's spent in the PSL and noted that he has always focused on maintaining proper hygiene practices, revealing that he has never worn dirty gloves.

"It's been an absolute pleasure having to grace the South African fields and international as well by using my hands to catch the ball and make the supporters happy, representing Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana at the highest level for 13 straight seasons," Khune said on Far Post.

"It is very important to look after your hands, the hands are so important to an extent that you need them in everything you do, so they are very important, so protect them at all times... keep your hands clean, respect your hands, and you'll protect yourself, your loved ones and the nation.

"You need to make sure that you wash them with either soap or any other essential that is available out there at least for 20 seconds... I've always looked after my hands. At one point I even wanted to insure them.

"Every time I take off my goalkeeper gloves I wash them and I wash my hands as well so I can keep performing at my best. I never wear a dirty pair of gloves, and the reward is that these hands have carried me for 13 straight seasons."

It remains unclear when and even if the current Absa Premiership campaign will resume as South Africa aims to fight Covid-19 by staying at home.

Khune added: "Stay at home and take care of your family. Wash your hands and sanitise them. Let's follow what the government has asked from us as South African citizens to protect one another. Stay Safe and stay healthy."

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