Khune: I am very happy to be in Goal’s 50 best players

Goal speaks with Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune who shares his views after being named in Goal’s 50 best players in the world

After being named in Goal’s 50 best players, Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper and captain Itumeleng Khune told Goal that he was honoured to see his name amongst the best players in the world.

Khune was outstanding for both his club Kaizer Chiefs and the national team, and he helped AmaKhosi to two titles during the 2012/2013 season.

“It is an honour to be included in the best 50 players in the world. I must admit that I didn’t see it coming, but I am very happy to be there,” Khune told Goal.

The 26-year-old shot-stopper swept almost every award available during the end of season awards, held by the PSL, but he still wants to continue working hard.

“This is an indication that a lot of people out there appreciate our hard work, and I believe that being in the top 50 will motivate me and others to work harder and do well in future,” said Khune.

Khune was given the Bafana’s captain armband earlier this year for his discipline and leadership skills on and off the field.

Although he impressed a lot of South African fans and his colleagues, Khune says he is not playing to impress, but he is doing his best to help the team win at all times. 

“Unfortunately, I don’t play to impress, but to help the team do well and win games. Last season was a success and I hope I will produce the same performance next season,” he concluded.

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