Kaizer Chiefs Announce Details of Itumeleng Khune’s Farewell

Kaizer Chiefs Announce Details of Itumeleng Khune’s Farewell

After 25 years of unwavering service, the time has come for Kaizer Chiefs to bid farewell to Itumeleng Khune. This anticipated news follows a season where the 36-year-old goalkeeper made only five appearances.

Affectionately known as Amakhosi, the club has officially confirmed that the legendary figure from Ventersdorp, North West, will be honored this Saturday.

The tribute will take place at the FNB Stadium just before Kaizer Chiefs square off against Polokwane City at 15:00.

Full Statement from Amakhosi

Kaizer Chiefs issued a statement expressing their intent to thank their fanbase for their steadfast support by concluding the season on a positive note.

The club encourages fans to converge at the FNB Stadium on Saturday, May 18th, as they pay tribute to one of their most revered players.

Itumeleng Khune, a stalwart of South African football, has been a cornerstone of Kaizer Chiefs for over two decades, having joined the club as a promising youngster from Ventersdorp in 1999.

Renowned for his exceptional goalkeeping prowess and leadership both on and off the field, Khune’s journey began in the Kaizer Chiefs Youth Development Academy before he ascended to the senior team at the onset of the 2004/05 season.

Having spent five formative years in the club’s youth structures, Khune is now in his record-setting 20th season with the senior team, a testament to his enduring commitment and skill.

A Poignant Moment of Appreciation

Supporters in Gauteng and beyond are urged to turn out in large numbers to express their gratitude for Khune’s immense contributions to the Amakhosi cause.

The match against Polokwane City not only holds significance in terms of securing three vital points for Kaizer Chiefs but also serves as a poignant moment for fans to celebrate the illustrious career of a true South African footballing icon.

Saturday’s fixture marks the penultimate outing for the Glamour Boys, who will conclude their season in Cape Town against Cape Town Spurs on May 25th.

Kaizer Chiefs extends an invitation to supporters and football enthusiasts alike to join them at FNB Stadium to witness the team’s final home game of the 2023/24 season and to pay tribute to Khune’s remarkable legacy with the club.

Match Details and Ticket Information

The crucial match, which holds immense significance for Amakhosi, will kick off at 15:00 at FNB Stadium.

Tickets are available for purchase online at TicketPro and various retail outlets including Boxer and Spar Supermarkets, Postnet, Sasol, Shell, and BP filling stations, priced at R60 per ticket.

The statement from Kaizer Chiefs concludes with a question: Should Amakhosi consider appointing Khune as a goalkeeper coach?

This query invites further engagement and reflection from fans and enthusiasts, underscoring the enduring impact of Khune’s legacy within the club and the broader footballing community.

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