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Katsande: Khune must crack on

Posted: 15 October 2017 Time: 08:00

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Willard Katsande hopes Itumeleng Khune never loses the hunger to win awards.

Khune on Tuesday was named the Absa Premiership Player of the Month for August/September, having won three straight man-of-the-match prizes on his return from illness in the relevant period.

The Bafana Bafana international also shone in the recent 3-1 win over Burkina Faso in a 2018 World Cup qualifier at FNB Stadium.

Katsande expects nothing less from the decorated 30-year-old.

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"He [Khune] is our leader so obviously he's leading the team in a good way. He just needs to continue leading like that and keep on winning," Katsande said.

"Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have won everything but they're still hungry every day. So I don't say now he has won everything domestically, that he is now to lose the hunger.

"You need to win everything to be remembered as the best. This is the time for him to keep consistent so that when you look back you can say, 'My career was successful, I've won a,b,c,d and each and every season I had objectives and achieved all the goals'.

"So for me it'll be unfair to say he's won everything, we're going to be injecting negative thoughts in his body.

"If he has to win 30 man of the matches like has been doing, he must do that. That is the hunger we need."

Article by: Robin-Duke Madlala

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