Celebrated goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune told Goal that he was expecting to receive PSL awards after an outstanding season
Khune’s effort was indeed rewarded as he walked away with the Nedbank Cup player of the tournament (R125 000), PSL Players Player of the Season (R150 000), Goalkeeper of the Season (R50 000) and the biggest one, Footballer of the Season (R250 000).
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His consistent performance in the Nedbank Cup where he only conceded one goal, which was also a penalty were one of the factors that boosted the player’s confidence.
“It been a very hectic season and I gave it my best. One cannot really predict what would happen in the awards, but I do feel that I gave it my best,” he said.
Khune said his success this season must be credited to the whole team as they stood together at all times and also the coaching department.
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“It was a collective effort by all the players who worked hard to ensure that we become a success. Leaving the awards aside, I think I would not be doing justice if I don’t credit our goalkeeper coach for all the work he has done with me and the rest of the goalkeepers as well,” he said.
In receiving his Footballer of the Season award, his first acknowledgment was credit to God and followed this up with his immediate family and then his Kaizer Chiefs family.
“God is great, I would like to thank my family, my Kaizer Chiefs teammates, my goalkeeper coach and everyone who contributed to my success,” he also added during the awards presentation.
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