Khune speaks on foot­ball ca­reer

Lesotho Times - - Sport -

CAPE TOWN — Kaizer Chiefs goal­keeper Itume­leng Khune has ex­plained some of the sac­ri­fices his fam­ily had to make grow­ing up so he could get to where he is today.

The 29-year-old, who is Bafana Bafana’s undis­puted num­ber one and is widely re­garded as one of the na­tion’s most tal­ented per­form­ers, re­vealed that his fam­ily had to give up gro­ceries so he could get foot­ball boots.

How­ever, the sac­ri­fices paid off as Khune has made over 250 starts for the Glam­our Boys and has col­lected more than 80 caps for the na­tional team as well.

As such, Khune is grate­ful for what his fam­ily did for him while he was a young boy grow­ing up around the dusty streets of Ven­ters­dorp.

“If I was not play­ing soc­cer, I would have prob­a­bly be­come a gang­ster or a hobo. At some point at home, we had to take a risk where we went for one month with­out gro­ceries, be­cause my dad had to buy me soc­cer boots,” Khune is quoted to have told Move.

The player has since given back to the com­mu­nity from where he was raised. In 2014, he made a mas­sive do­na­tion of R150 000 to an old age home in his home­town as well as R350 000 to Let­shele­mane Pri­mary School.

Khune, who is now one of the Premier Soc­cer League’s (PSL) high­est earn­ers, will along with his team-mates be look­ing to im­prove on their cur­rent form when they face Mamelodi Sun­downs at Lof­tus Versveld Sta­dium.

Kick off is at Satur­day. — Sport24 15:30 on

Itume­leng Khune.

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