Itumeleng Khune says it was an honour to wear the Kaizer Chiefs jersey and has thanked the fans and everyone at the club.
Khune was released by Chiefs, the club announced at their press conference on Tuesday morning, after they revealed they could not wait for him when he told them of a later date for their negotiations.
"It is with sadness that my time at Kaizer Chiefs has come to an end after 12 years. Chiefs has been my life, my dream since I was a small boy. It has been an honor to wear the jersey and to play for AMakhosi with pride. I have been very lucky. I have lived my dream," Khune said on his Instagram account.
"To the board of directors, entire Chiefs staff, players/coaches past and present and the faithful AMakhosi supporters,Thank you for everything and your support.
"You have helped me every step in my career. I will always cherish each and every moment I spent with you. I would also like to thank my family for their support too.
"To the supporters, no words can best define my gratitude, you have made me who I am today. Your songs and Vuvuzela sound will forever be engraved in my heart..#Khosi4Life❤️&✌️"