Where is Jacob Khune, brother of Itumeleng who once signed for Orlando Pirates Academy?


Itumeleng Khune's brother Jacob caused a social media frenzy after fake news painted his 2015 move to Orlando Pirates as his famous brother's... but where is he now?

Jacob was touted by some as the next Itumeleng Khune after showing the potential to follow in his big brother's footsteps when he signed a contract with the Pirates Academy at the age of 17 almost five years ago.

Check out some great pics of Khune in the Pirates Academy above!

However, his dreams of playing for The Buccaneers appear to be over after he disappeared from the club without a trace, according to the head of the club's youth academy Augusto Palacios.

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The Peruvian coach confirms that Jacob is no longer with them after he disappeared from training a while ago.

"He is no more here. I don't know where he is now. He never continued training. I think he went to North West, I don't know," Palacios tells KickOff.com.

"He was with the under-17 and under-19. He was promoted from my academy [Augusto Palacios Apprentice Academy]. He was a bright prospect but needed consistency.

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"He went to Pirates and played a couple of games. He never came back. He missed training and we never heard of him. He disappeared.

"Pirates never forced anyone. He had great support from his brother [Itumeleng], his family, and father, who I communicated with.

"Pirates gave him the platform to arrive to another level. I don't know what happened. He disappeared. I am saying this in good [terms], he had good support from his brother, sister and father. I appreciate what they did but he just disappeared."

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Strangely, after being active on social media during the time he was at Pirates, the youngest Khune has not posted anything in two years.