Itumeleng Khune is trending – again! 10 things you should know

Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana goalkeeping Itumeleng Khune has had an interesting last few months to say the least!

Itumeleng Khune is trending – again! 10 things you should know

Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana goalkeeping Itumeleng Khune has had an interesting last few months to say the least!.

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Once the very first name on any teamsheet, Itumeleng Khune has seen his fortunes slip since late 2020 when he was regularly benched by Amakhosi coach Gavin Hunt.

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Itumeleng Khune was trending in South Africa a few weeks ago thanks mainly to THIS article.

Fast forward to this week and he’s back in the spotlight having reportedly been banned from social media by his club!

That was followed by a leaked video on social media showing him partying. A serious no-no if he doesn’t have some sort of legitimate excuse.

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Some good news did follow on Thursday, 4 March however, when Khune was named in the Bafana Bafana squad for their upcoming AFCON qualifiers against Ghana and Sudan.

How well do you really know Itumeleng Isaac Khune?

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Keep reading to find out!

1. He was born on 20 June 1987 in Tshing, Ventersdorp

2. Khune became only the second goalkeeper in Soccer World Cup history to be sent off when he was shown a red card against Uruguay for tripping Luis Suarez during the 2010 tournament in South Africa.

3. He wears the No 32 jersey for Kaizer Chiefs.

4. Khune made his PSL debut against Jomo Cosmos on 25 August 2007 as a 20-year-old.

5. He didn’t initially renew his contract with Kaizer Chiefs when it expired in June 2015. However, after a lengthy negotiation period he signed a new contract later that month.

6. Khune made his Bafana Bafana debut against Zimbabwe on 11 March 2008 under then national coach Carlos Alberto Parreira.

7. He represented South Africa at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics as one of the permitted overage players.

8. Khune has been part of three PSL title-winning Kaizer Chiefs squads: 2004/05, 2012/13 and 2014/15.

9. He was named PSL Footballer of the Year in the 2012/13 season.

10. Khune has started 85 matches for Bafana Bafana.

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Source : The South African More