Khune: Why Hunt didn't sign me at Wits


Ex-Kaizer Chiefs striker Lucky Khune has revealed the reason Gavin Hunt told him for not offering him a Bidvest Wits deal after a recent trial spell.

Khune, who was expected to become a top player in South African football like his older brother, has not lived up to those expectations.

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After leaving Amakhosi in 2012 his career took a fall and he was absent from the game for a while, struggling to secure a stable stay at any club.

He had stints at United FC, Vasco Da Gama and Chippa United until 2018 when he was given another chance at ABC Motsepe League side Baberwa FC, which has revived many careers.

Khune, who turned 31 on Wednesday, was linked with a move to Wits earlier this season after hitting some good scoring form last year and now reveals why it did not materialise.

"About Wits, it's true, I went there for trials [last year] you understand," Khune tells

"But I couldn't finish trials because coach Gavin Hunt told me the club had issues, so he didn't want me to train for too long without something."

Khune says Hunt was very honest and did not want to waste his time and give him hope knowing a deal would not be forthcoming.

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"So basically he didnt waste my time you see, he told me straight. He was fair that it was not because of performances," Khune explains.

"He couldn't sign me because of issues. I think he knew that the club was struggling, so that's what happened with Wits."

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