Absa Premiership

Khune made to wait for new Chiefs record

2016-10-12 11:26
Itumeleng Khune (Getty)

Cape Town - Itumeleng Khune will have to wait a little longer before he becomes the Kaizer Chiefs player with the most caps for the national side.

Brighton Mhlongo started in goal for Bafana in the national team's 1-1 draw with Ghana on Tuesday, which prevented Khune from making Chiefs history against the Black Stars.

However, it's widely expected that Khune will remain the nation's undisputed No 1 when the World Cup qualifying campaign resumes against Senegal in early November.

Currently, the 29-year-old has gained 80 caps while in Glamour Boys colours and he will create a new record if he makes it 81 against the Lions of Teranga.

His 81st cap will take him past the 80 earned by Siphiwe Tshabalala, who has largely fallen out of Bafana favour under the guidance of Shakes Mashaba.

Khune made his international debut in 2007/08 against Zimbabwe and has gone to become arguably the country's most valuable player.

With plenty of years seemingly ahead for the Ventersdorp-born star, Aaron Mokoena's record of 107 caps in national team colours will no doubt be a target that is within his reach.


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