Captain Itumeleng Khune remains one of few Kaizer Chiefs players with championship experience

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Khune and Parker have been through the good togeth
Khune and Parker have been through the good together at Chiefs for over a decade now
The veteran pair has also endured the tough times
The veteran pair has also endured the tough times together at the club
Mathoho and Khune have fought hundreds of battles
Mathoho and Khune have fought hundreds of battles together for Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs will get their 2021/2022 season under way with just three players boasting title-winning experience as the club aim to end a six-year trophy drought.

Those three are players have survived long enough to have been present in both of Stuart Baxter’s two spells.

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Veteran goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune leads that shortlist and is joined by Bernard Parker and Mulomowandau Mathoho.

Khune has won it all in domestic through his time at Chiefs which has already earned him legendary status as he nears toppling Doctor Khumalo’s long-standing highest ever games count in the colours of AmaKhosi.

Parker has won all else besides the Telkom KnockOut as he enters year number eleven doing duty for Chiefs.

Mathoho will have completed a decade at Naturena at the end of this new season and just as Parker has only ever not won the country’s league cup.

The trio’s experience in that space at the club will now be called upon more than ever before especially Khune.

Khune (34) will wear the armband whenever he plays with his hope being that he gets his hand on silverware again after a straining half dozen years of frustration.

His game count needs to improve on what he has given the club in the last three years and that will come with him avoiding the strain of injuries that have been harassing him of late.

Whenever Khune is not in the starting line-up, Parker will lead if ever he is playing and should be the loudest in leading the war cry.

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The rest of the Chiefs squad who have won silverware have done so elsewhere mostly at Mamelodi Sundowns.

Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Khama Billiat, Keagan Dolly and Leonardo Castro all won numerous trophies with The Brazilians whose success in recent times is what AmaKhosi are envying.

The pair of Sifiso Hlanti and Reeve Frosler got their winners medals while Lebogang Manyama has Cape Town City and SuperSport United as local clubs where he tasted the success of trophies.

Cole Alexander also had the feel of silverware at SuperSport.

AmaKhosi open the season with a short trip up the N1 North to Lucas Moripe Stadium on Sunday where champions Sundowns will be licking their lips in wait.

Scroll through the gallery to see Chiefs' youngest debutants since 2006

Scroll through the gallery to see Chiefs' youngest
Scroll through the gallery to see Chiefs' youngest debutants since 2006...
14. Phakamani Mngadi made his Chiefs debut aged 19
14. Phakamani Mngadi made his Chiefs debut aged 19 years 11 months and 3 days against University of Pretoria on 13 September 2014
13. Siyabonga Ngezana made his Chiefs debut aged 1
13. Siyabonga Ngezana made his Chiefs debut aged 19 years 11 months and 2 days against Mamelodi Sundowns on 17 October 2017
12. Lucky Baloyi made his debut aged 19 years 10 m
12. Lucky Baloyi made his debut aged 19 years 10 months and 12 days against Mamelodi Sundowns on 1 May 2011
11. Njabulo Blom made his debut aged 19 years 9 mo
11. Njabulo Blom made his debut aged 19 years 9 months and 20 days against Golden Arrows on 1 October 2019
10. Lorenzo Gordinho made his debut aged 19 years
10. Lorenzo Gordinho made his debut aged 19 years 9 months and 16 days against Maritzburg United on 11 February 2014
9. Simphiwe Mtsweni made his debut aged 19 years 7
9. Simphiwe Mtsweni made his debut aged 19 years 7 months and 9 days against Bloem Celtic on 19 February 2014
8. George Lebese made his debut aged 19 years 6 mo
8. George Lebese made his debut aged 19 years 6 months and 27 days against Thanda Royal Zulu on 30 August 2008
7. Jonathan Quartey made his debut aged 19 years 4
7. Jonathan Quartey made his debut aged 19 years 4 months and 10 days against Jomo Cosmos on 25 August 2007.
6. Nkosingiphile Ngcobo made his debut aged 19 yea
6. Nkosingiphile Ngcobo made his debut aged 19 years 3 months and 21 days against Maritzburg United on 9 March 2019
5. Michael Nkambule made his debut aged 19 years 3
5. Michael Nkambule made his debut aged 19 years 3 months and 17 days against Thanda Royal Zulu on 13 February 2005
4. Knowledge Musona made his debut aged 19 years 1
4. Knowledge Musona made his debut aged 19 years 1 month and 18 days against Santos on 8 August 2009
3. Mandla Masango made his Chiefs debut aged 18 ye
3. Mandla Masango made his Chiefs debut aged 18 years and 28 days against Benoni Premier United on 15 August 2007.
2. Wiseman Meyiwa made his Chiefs debut aged 17 ye
2. Wiseman Meyiwa made his Chiefs debut aged 17 years 8 months and 17 days against Cape Town City on 12 September 2017
1. Keletso Sifama was 17 years, 8 months and 17 da
1. Keletso Sifama was 17 years, 8 months and 17 days when he made his debut against Polokwane City on 15 August 2020.