Former Kaizer Chiefs striker, Lucky Khune, is yet to find his best form for United FC in the National First Division. The striker was released by Chiefs at the end of the 2011/12 season and later signed for the Kimberley-based first division outfit.
At the time of his release by Chiefs, Khune expressed how sore his heart was to learn he was no longer wanted by the club. He told the Siya crew, "Ja, neh, my heart was sore. I was coming on alright (in the first team), I was starting to play and then after that I got an injury, it wasn’t good for me. I mean I came from the development structures, I was from Chiefs’ U19 set-up. (Khune pauses and sighs deeply). I felt like I was crazy because I didn’t believe (it was happening). I had the injury and then straight away they say they don’t want me."
It's been something of a tale of two Khunes because as his brother Itumeleng Khune's stock continues to rise for Chiefs and Bafana Bafana, the 24-year-old appears to be battling to revive what looked to be a promising career. The player once scored a goal in a Soweto Derby against Orlando Pirates, however since those heady days things haven't perhaps panned out as he would've hoped.
The young hitman has just three league goals to his name during his two seasons at United FC, and appears to yet find the kind of form that could win him a move back to the PSL. Khune even once touched on what it was like to leave the glorified atmosphere of a club like Chiefs, for the less glamorous surroundings of United FC.
He said, "Everything was quality there – the way they cared for the players. We used to get new boots like every month, now where I am they give you just one pair. After that you must maybe go buy your own if you want new ones."
Nonetheless, with close to two thirds of the season yet to play, there appears to be still time for Khune to start firing in the goals in a bid to prove he has the quality to once more play at the highest level.
The Siya crew will continue to monitor his progress.