Latest News Round-Up: Khune Pleads For Patience

Itumeleng Khune has pleaded for patience from Amakhosi supporters.

Itumeleng Khune has pleaded for more patience from the club’s supporters.

“What I can say to our fans is, we have been asking for patience, but again, they need to understand there have been different coaches in the past seasons,” said Khune.

“Most of the time, it is what they recommended to management.

“The club has delivered certain coaches and players that the supporters recommended.

“So, everyone who has come in needs time to settle. We understand Kaizer Chiefs is not the club to wait.

“You have to play every match to win and challenge for the title honours.”

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Makhaula couldn’t sleep the night he was told he was going to join Orlando Pirates.

Joining Orlando Pirates meant so much to Makhehlene Makhaula, he couldn’t sleep the night he received the news, he said during the Soweto derby press conference at Vodaworld.

“It came as a surprise even to me, even though my agent always spoke about it,” said Makhaula.

“I think they phoned him [his agent] during the night and he told me that I’m going there and I said ‘seriously?’ He said ‘yes’. So I was happy because my family are this side and it is a club that I always wanted to play for.

“It is a dream come true for me. I didn’t sleep that night. I was always watching TV even though the calls were too many and I had to switch off my phone. Many people were happy for me, especially my family, who always supported me. Even the fans of the club have welcomed me very well.”

He is looking forward to playing in front of a crowd of 90 000 soccer fans.

“I’m a bit nervous. I have never played in front of more than 90,000 people, but I’m looking forward to it and I’m working hard at training.

“So, it’s going to be up to the coach to select me because I always raise my hand even if he gives me five or 10 minutes, I’m always raising my hand.”

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Mdantsane was so close to joining Chiefs,” says Tinkler.

“It was literally last minute that Kaizer Chiefs opted not to go through with the deal but I don’t know the exact details behind that.

“The player himself had already been informed, I knew about it myself.

He added that they were not going to stand on the player’s way.

“I’ve been at Cape Town City right from the start, back in 2016 and we’ve always had a belief that we’ll never stand in the way of a footballer bettering his life.

“As much as I can be a selfish coach, wanting all the best players in order to achieve my objectives. But you don’t want to stand in the way of a player achieving greater things and securing obviously a future for himself after football.”

Itumeleng Khune has pleaded for patience from Amakhosi supporters.
Itumeleng Khune has pleaded for patience from Amakhosi supporters.