Kaizer Chiefs Legend Proposes A Solution To Khune’s Lack Of Game Time. Kaizer Chiefs former goalkeeper William Shongwe says Itumeleng Khune should seek a “loan move” to get some game time as he’s been sidelined lately.
Khune who was promoted to the first team by former Amakhosi coach Muhsin Ertugral in 2007 has been out of favour at Chiefs with his mates Bruce Bvuma and Brandon Peterson being preferred over him. Last season he only played one game across all competitions as he was mostly on the stands.
Now an analyst at SuperSport TV, Shongwe says there are some times who’d like to utilize the immense experience that Khune has acquired over the years than for him to train constantly without getting a game time. “For me, he should seek a loan as you don’t want to drop Bruce Bvuma right now,” Shongwe told Kickoff. “Bvuma has been outstanding, he’s the future, and he will be there for the next 10 years or so.
“He’s proven under very testing times that he’s definitely a goalkeeper to be reckoned with. He made Chiefs bounce back and make it into the Top 8 so you can’t drop Bvuma again and make him restart the clock. The only challenge is that having been born at Kaizer Chiefs, it becomes harder for Khune sometimes to imagine himself anywhere else other than his home.
“Otherwise the alternative would have been to go and try other avenues maybe, to go on loan. I’m sure there are a lot of other teams that could use his ability and experience compared to him just sitting on the bench and just training and training week in and week out,” he added.
Khune was recently took part in the goalkeeper coaching course that was conducted at SAFA. While many South African football enthusiasts thought he was ready to hang his gloves, he made it clear that he’s yet to retire and has a lot to offer. However, Shongwe says the 35-year-old shot-stopper could also pursue the goalkeeper coaching career.
“According to some people I spoke to, it will depend on how Khune responds to the coaching course he attended. If he loves it, then management might look at it as an option because it’s been hard for him to come back into the position where he could claim the number one spot.
“I don’t believe at all that Khune is finished, I still feel he has what it takes. I mean in the recent DStv Compact Cup he gave us a glimpse of who Khune is. He bounced back so powerfully, he is nowhere near his end. For me, he still has three good seasons left,” he added.