Khanye tells all in ‘Ghetto Ninja’
Book written by award-winning Nikolaos Kirkinis
After destroying his once-blossoming football career, Junior Khanye is now on a path of reinventing himself on a number of fronts.
In September, his book Ghetto Ninja, a tell-all tale about his rise to stardom, tribulations, his fall from grace and his reincarnation will be released.
The book is written by the award-winning Nikolaos Kirkinis, who also penned Teko Modise’s delightful biography. Khanye is now carving a niche for himself as a TV football pundit and a social media sports influencer.
Kirkinis’ tactically astute pen traces down the former dribbling wizard from his days as an ashy tiny-tot in the streets of Etwatwa in Daveyton. Except for a life of wild partying, fast cars, easy skanks and designer labels, not many will know about Khanye’s tribulations.
In one of Khanye’s favourite and most touching chapters, the author skilfully captures the moment with a marvellous first touch.
The section, which gets Khanye teary-eyed, is about the day tsotsis broke into his house and stabbed his father to death in 2011. Speaking to Sunday World, the former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder said that frightening moment killed him from within. “He was killed on 12 June and we buried him the following weekend and it was my birthday.
“Imagine being at a graveyard on your birthday.
I saw the killers, I knew them and they were family friends who were jealous of what my family had achieved. I was not weak. I did not want soccer or anyone, but people don’t know these things and they judge you for your faults. I hope they read the book and get to know the real me.”
Details of the book’s release will be revealed at a later stage.