Chiefs Goalie Commits, Awaits Khune Decision?

Itumeleng Khune
Itumeleng Khune

Kaizer Chiefs are starting to make decisions regarding players whose contracts are coming to an end and Soccer Laduma understands that the goalkeeping department will undergo changes.

The Siya crew previously reported that young shot-stopper Bontle Molefe's future at the club was under discussion, with his camp not happy about his game-time prospects and they had a big decision to make, with his contract coming to an end when the season concludes.

Chiefs rate the junior international goalkeeper highly and offered him a contract and according to sources at the club, Molefe has put pen to paper on a four-year contract, as reported in edition 1312 of the publication.

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However, the 20-year old's short-term future is still being discussed at Naturena and indications are that the direction Amakhosi take will depend on the decision they make regarding veteran goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune, who is also in the final months of his contract.

Molefe's camp has stressed the importance of their client getting game time, especially after he impressed on trial at Belgium outfit Royal Antwerp and Siya sources have suggested that the young goalkeeper could be loaned out to another DStv Premiership club should Chiefs retain the services of Khune beyond 30 June.

Khune could still form part of the club's plans going forward after he recently reiterated the role he plays at the club as one of the senior players.

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The 91-capped Bafana Bafana shot-stopper says new players at the club are taking time to adapt to the setup at Chiefs and it's the responsibility of senior players to help them settle and understand the culture of the club.

"I cannot really go deep into details but I think someone said something very important that playing for Kaizer Chiefs comes with a big responsibility," Khune told journalists at a Soweto derby press conference.

"And there's players coming from smaller clubs and I don't mean to disrespect any club or any players but whatever happens out there and whatever is required playing for Kaizer Chiefs it's completely different.

"So players need time to settle and that's what the club needs, to make them understand where they are and what is required and what is expected of them," he added.

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