Former Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Brian Baloyi feels Itumeleng Khune deserves to be rewarded by the club for the contribution he has made over the years.
Khune's contract with Amakhosi is set to expire in June 2023 and, as reported by the Siya crew, there is a possibility for a short-term extension. Baloyi feels the veteran goalkeeper is deserving of a new deal from the club, as he does not want to see Khune playing for a smaller club.
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Khune returned to the Chiefs starting line-up this season after struggling to break in last term but has recently had to recover from injury. The 35-year-old missed matches against Chippa United, TS Galaxy and Orlando Pirates before the break.
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"Khune, I know he has had injuries and all of that. Does he still have something to give to the game? I believe so. He has done a lot for the club. A relationship or a marriage it two-way, and there has been times when he was on top of his game, and he was demanding money and almost left the club. He did not leave the club. So the club, at some point, has to incentivize him, keep him," Baloyi said.
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"But him staying as well...he needs to understand that he needs to fight for his place to play and not be distracted. We would not want to see him going to play for a smaller club because it would do a lot of damage to his brand."
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