If there is someone who knows what it means to play for Kaizer Chiefs, it is Itumeleng Khune.
The former Bafana Bafana number one has won numerous trophies with Amakhosi, now the club hasn’t won a trophy in seven years, Khune feels like he doesn’t belong to Kaizer Chiefs.
He has urged his teammates to pull up their socks, and get the club back to where it belongs.
“We have to change our mindset and approach on how we do things and take this club back to where it belongs,” said Khune.
“We need to pull up our socks as players and change the situation.
“Since I got promoted in 2004, I have been winning trophies. The fact that in the past seven years, I haven’t been winning; I feel like I don’t belong to the badge, I don’t belong to the club.
“It hasn’t happened, and that’s not the standard of Kaizer Chiefs. We feel bad to be representing the club. Having been here for so long, I’m not used to that either.”
Khune believes the players have to take responsibility for the current situation, and improve the club’s fortunes.
“We can’t accept what has been happening; it starts with us as players. We are responsible for what is happening now.
“Every player that signs for Kaizer Chiefs knows his role and responsibility. As a goalkeeper, you are clean sheet driven, as a striker, you have to break records in the league,” he concluded.
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There is hope for Sibusiso Vilakazi as he trains with Sekhukhune United.
Sbusiso Vilakazi has been thrown a lifeline by Sekhukhune United, who are assessing him with a hope of adding the experienced midfielder-cum-forward to their squad, reports iDiski Times.
Vilakazi has been in the news recently after his exit from TS Galaxy prompted a heated war of words between Sead Ramovic, and his former coach at Mamelodi Sundowns, Pitso Mosimane.
Vila recently revealed a sad story about his child sickness that contributed to him falling out of favor with The Rockets.
“My child’s illness disturbed me a lot. It got to the point where we couldn’t sleep anymore. He was fainting and convulsing. At night this thing has been happening to him 10 to 14 times. We had to take him out of school. This continued even when he was in the hospital,” he revealed to Isolezwe Newspaper.
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“I was getting a phone call even while I was in the gym, and I was told that the situation is bad. I ended up asking the team to give me time to pay attention to my child’s health because his illness was bothering me too, but I continued to go to work. My child needed me more than football.
“I came back to continue in the team even though he had not recovered before the trip to Turkey. In January, things started to improve. That’s when I also started to be able to focus on football. We played against Swallows, after that the coach told me not to come to the gym the next day,” he added.
“That’s when I started training with the DStv Diski Challenge team, waiting to be called back to the big squad but that didn’t happen. Due to the circumstances that I saw were not good for me at Diski, after a week I went back to the coach (Sead Ramovic) to talk to him because I wanted to help the team.
“I humbled myself, I apologized to him and to all the people that I may have disappointed or who saw that I was not giving myself. But the coach told me that he doesn’t need me because of the way he plays and the tactics he uses, and told me to talk to Tim (Sukazi). I said goodbye, we shook hands. That’s when I parted ways with the team.”
Hopefully Vila will impress Brandon Truter and get an opportunity to revive his career with Babina Noko.