Khune, Chiefs headed for breakup

Premiership has learnt that goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune is getting increasingly frustrated by Kaizer Chiefs' delay in renewing his contract.

Khune's contract with Amakhosi is said to actually be expiring in June this year despite it being widely reported in other publications that it runs up until June 2021.

The Bafana Bafana goalkeeper has not played for any professional team in South Africa except for the Glamour Boys since joining the club's development structures almost 21 years ago.

The 33-year-old is now free to sign a pre-contract with any club but is reportedly keen to stay and retire from football in Naturena with Amakhosi.

"It's not clear what Kaizer Chiefs are planning for Itu's contract at the club. It's a worrying factor that Kaizer Chiefs have not said anything about Khune's future after serving the club with dignity and loyalty," a close source tells

"Khune could have signed with any club now but is waiting for Kaizer Chiefs to offer him a new contract because his loyalty remains with the club."

Khune kept a clean sheet as Chiefs collected their first point in the CAF Champions League group stage when they played to a goalless draw with Horoya at FNB Stadium on Tuesday.

Amakhosi are reportedly preparing for a major overhaul in the next few months with many players set to leave the club at the end of the season.

Lebogang Manyama, Bernard Parker and Siphelele Ntshangase are some of the players reportedly set for the exit door at The Village at the end of the season.

A number of senior Chiefs players are in the final few months of their contracts

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