Ithumeleng Khune


Tall, athletic and, to top it all off, very good-looking. It would
be safe to say that the number one Bafana Bafana and Kaizer
Chiefs goalkeeper has it all. Itu, as he is known to those close
to him, is the fi rst choice in the goalkeeping department. By
the time he turns 23 on 20 June he will probably have added
another cap to his already glowing CV, fulfi lling every footballer's
lifelong ambition � to play in the World Cup.
Khune was the preferred pair of safe hands for Bafana Bafana
during the highly successful Confederations Cup last year and is
on track to be between the posts during the World Cup.
This brilliant goalkeeper has won many accolades � he was
the PSL Players Player of the Season and Goalkeeper of the
Season and Kaizer Chiefs Player of the Season, in the 2007/08
season. He scooped the SA Sports Awards Newcomer of the
Year in 2008 and was named Rookie of the Season in the same
year. That Amakhosi have managed to hold on to him for this
long is just plain luck. But, it remains to be seen whether the
club can ward off interest in this great talent after the World Cup.
� Phathisani Moyo

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