Chiefs Keeper Khune Takes Accountability for The Loss Against AmaZulu

Chiefs supporters have been furious with how the team lost against AmaZulu this past weekend, and Chiefs keeper Itumeleng Khune has received the major end of the stick. The long-serving Chiefs player has been preforming way  below his standards and that has raised a lot of questions.

At the media open day held at Naturena, Khune spoke out and admitted that his performances have not being up to standard. The Chiefs goalkeeper is pleading with the supporters to be patient with him as he is working on getting himself back to his best. However, he has also pointed out that the whole team should also take accountability for the results.

“To be quite fair, football is a team sport, and yes when the team is not doing well, certain individuals will be labeled and will be called names. But I think what brings the best out of me as an individual in the team, is my leadership because as a leader you can’t run away from the situation you are facing. You have to face it head-on.

“Other players look up to you as their role model, they look up to you as a senior member of the team and if I shy away from the situation or the criticism then that means I am not willing to grow. I am willing to grow as a leader, I am willing to grow as a footballer and I am willing to learn as a human being. There are a lot of youngsters in the team, and they can learn a lot from me, so with situations like these I have to rise and give better performances than the one I gave against our previous opponent [AmaZulu]. Yes, when we play badly, we will be called games but one game does not define an individual,” he said at the media open day held at Naturena. 

Chiefs will aim to put their previous game to rest as they prepare to go against the reigning league champions and current league leaders Sundowns this Saturday.

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Chiefs, Itumeleng Khune disappointed with the AmaZulu results
Itumeleng Khune disappointed with the AmaZulu results