Kaizer Chiefs legendary goalkeeper Ituemeleng Khune has revealed that he’s nowhere close to retiring from football.
At the age of 34, one would have assumed the former Bafana Bafana star would be nearing the twilight end of his career however that’s not the case for Khune!
According to Khune, he will surpass the legendary Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon who retired at 44 meaning the Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper will still play for over 10 more years.
Khune returned to the playing field for the first time since August in last weekend’s DStv Compact Cup semi-final clash for Warriors FC.
The Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper has been struggling for game-time this season after falling down the pecking order at Naturena.
Stuart Baxter has opted to field Nigerian goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi while Bruce Bvuma and Brandon Petersen have been preferred as back-up.
Khune’s DStv Compact Cup appearance however proved that the aging star can still churn out match winning performances however can he go for 10 more years?
Kaizer Chiefs star Khune drops retirement bombshell!
“I will retire when I am older than Buffon. I will retire after him. I still have maybe 10 more years.” the Kaizer Chiefs legend said as quoted by Phakaaathi.
“To be quite honest, I am making a good investment in myself by investing in a gym at home. I do a lot of extras at my work place and even when I get home I am motivated to do extra (work), so that I can improve myself and be in good shape. My body is my investment. When I invest in my body, it can take me until I am over 40. That’s what I am praying for.”
Khune appreciative of fans
“It means a lot and I am humbled by the reception I am getting from the country.” the Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper added.
“I’ve been in this game for more than a decade and the fact that fans still appreciate my talent and what I can deliver on the day humbles me. I will keep rewarding them with great performances whenever I get given the opportunity,”