Kaizer Chiefs to lay off Itumeleng Khune who joined them in 2004
Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune is set to meet with Amakhosi management after the AFCON qualifiers, when a final decision regarding his future will be made.
Khune’s contract with Amakhosi is set to expire at the end of the season, with the 33-year-old no longer guaranteed a place in the starting side.
Lebogang Manyama is another key player whose future at Naturena remains uncertain with the club not yet deciding if they will keep him next season.
Manyama missed the Soweto Derby against Orlando Pirates on Sunday due to suspension while Khune’s compassionate leave was extended after he attended his sister’s recent funeral.
According to sources close to Chiefs, the long marriage between Amakhosi and Khune is headed for divorce at the end of the season.
“The Chiefs management is divided whether to keep him or not,” the source told KickOff.
“There is concern with his age and salary if they have to offer him new contract. By the looks of things both parties are headed for divorce.”
Khune, who joined Kaizer Chiefs in 2004, has played 320 matches for the Soweto giants in all competitions.
He also has 90 Bafana Bafana caps to his name.