Khune & Shabba Amongst The Longest Serving Players In The PSL
Looking At THe PSL's Most Loyal Servants
Kaizer Chiefs stars Itumeleng Khune and Siphiwe Tshabalala are amongst the seasoned veterans in the PSL to have spent more time at their club than anyone else.
Club loyalty is becoming an increasingly rare commodity in the modern game and players frequently move from club to club, but there is an elite group of players that have remained on the books of their current employers for more than a decade, which includes the Chiefs goalkeeper and midfielder.
Click through the images above to see which PSL players have served at their clubs for the longest time.
Khune, who emerged through Chiefs’ ranks – initially as a defender before donning the gloves – was brought into the first team way back in 2004, but only made his PSL debut three years later, and has served in his role with distinction for exactly 13 years. Following Khune is Orlando Pirates’ central defender, Happy Jele, who has now been at the club for 11 years. Then, the third-longest serving player comes in the form of Khune’s teammate at Chiefs, Siphiwe Tshabalala, who joined the club from Free State Stars 10 years and six months ago.
Rounding off the top five are Oupa Manyisa and Patrick Tignyemb, who have been loyal servants for nine years and at Orlando Pirates and Bloemfontein Celtics, respectively, drawing level with Kaizer Chiefs’ George Lebese as well.
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