Another low for Khune after Downs drubbing

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Khune last played against Sundowns in the MTN8 opener defeat in August last year following which he then only sat on the bench twice through a testing season in which he sunk into a mere squad player.

With that last appearance having come on August 15 last year, Khune has now completed his first full year without playing after failing to make the matchday squad against the Brazilians on Saturday.

Chiefs have played 33 games since Khune last featured.

Through that time the veteran goalkeeper has been available to play despite his non-selection.

Last season was the first since making his professional debut 15 years ago that he didn’t play a single league match with his sole appearance having come in the MTN8.

Before last season, the lowest ever that Khune had ever had in his game count was in the 2019/20 season when injuries restricted him to a mere six appearances, which eventually contributed to the signing of Daniel Akpeyi.

Though the 35-year-old has already missed 10 Soweto derbies in a row he has already long earned legendary status at the club.

Khune’s international career has also gone up in thin air with his pursuit of 100 caps now just about a lost cause having last played for Bafana Bafana four years ago.

He is in the last year of his contract at Chiefs where Bruce Bvuma and Brandon Petersen are standing in front of him.

Chiefs also have Bontle Molefe (19) coming up the ranks.

It all also seems unlikely that Khune (with 352 games to his name at the club) will now break Doctor Khumalo’s long-standing count of 397.