From Gloves to Guidance: Itumeleng Khune’s Journey at Kaizer Chiefs

From Gloves to Guidance: Itumeleng Khune’s Journey at Kaizer Chiefs

…By Judah Olanisebee for TDPel Media. Itumeleng Khune’s New Role at Kaizer Chiefs: From Player to Mentor


After securing a new contract for veteran goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune, Kaizer Chiefs sporting director Kaizer Motaung Jr. sheds light on Khune’s transition into a different role within the club.

The decision to retain Khune as a player for the upcoming DStv Premiership season is primarily driven by his passion for the game and his long-standing commitment to the club.

Motaung Jr. shares his thoughts on Khune’s future and his evolving responsibilities.


Khune’s Love for the Game: Motaung Jr. emphasizes that Khune’s new contract reflects his unwavering love for the game and his enduring dedication.

As the longest-serving member of the Kaizer Chiefs, Khune has showcased his commitment and hard work throughout his career.

While he is expected to compete for a place in the starting eleven under new coach Molefi Ntseki, Khune will gradually transition into an administrative and coaching role.

Transition and Mentorship: Acknowledging Khune’s exceptional contribution to the club, Motaung Jr. hopes that Khune will make the most of his final season as a player and share his invaluable experience with the younger players in the team.

This transition not only highlights Khune’s passion but also provides an opportunity for him to broaden his technical acumen.


Additionally, he will work closely with the marketing division of the club, assuming an ambassadorial role.

Khune’s Illustrious Career at Kaizer Chiefs: As Khune enters his 20th season as a first-team member of the Kaizer Chiefs, he sets a new club record, having made his debut in August 2007.

Born in North West, Khune has amassed an impressive 423 appearances for the club since his debut at the age of 20.

In his new role, he will not only guide and mentor young talents like Bruce Bvuma, Bontle Molefe, and Brandon Petersen but also benefit from the expertise of legendary goalkeeper coach Rainer Dinkelacker, who has returned to Naturena as a Strategic Advisor in the goalkeeping department.

Conclusion: Itumeleng Khune’s transition from a player to a mentor at Kaizer Chiefs marks a significant milestone in his illustrious career.


As he embraces new responsibilities and shares his wealth of experience, Khune’s presence and guidance will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the club.

Fans and football enthusiasts eagerly anticipate witnessing Khune’s influence both on and off the field, as he embarks on this new chapter in his remarkable journey at Kaizer Chiefs.

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