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Khune, The PSL’s Longest Serving Captain

The Most Experienced Captains In South African Football

By Soccer Laduma - Aug 05, 2017 08:51 AM

Kaizer Chiefs’ goalkeeper, Itumeleng Khune, is currently the captain that has spent the longest time at his club.

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Khune joined the club way back in 2004, having made his debut in the 2007/08 campaign and was handed the captain’s armband in 2012, replacing former club captain, Jimmy Tau. He was the club's captain when Chiefs won their first league title during Stuart Baxter's era in the 2012/13 season. The armband was given to former defender Tefu Mashamaite the following season, as Khune struggled with long term injuries. He then resumed his duties at the start of the 2016/17 campaign, with Siphiwe Tshabalala donning the armband in Steve Komphela's first season at the club. And, amongst the current club captains in the top tier of South African football, he has served the longest spell at his club.

Bloemfontein Celtic’s Patrick Tignyemb is another stalwart at his club, with the Cameroonian joining the club in the 2008/09 season and being entrusted with the armband at the start of the 2016/17 season.

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In third and fourth place respectively, are Free State Stars’ captain Paulus Masehe and Mamelodi Sundowns' Hlompho Kekana. Masehe has been at Ea Lla Koto since the 2008/09 season, taking over the armband in 2013, while the Brazilians’ captain made his debut for the team in the 2011/12 season and took over the captain’s armband at the beginning of the 2015/16 season, following Ramahlwe Mphahlele’s departure for Kaizer Chiefs.

Rounding off the top five is Ajax Cape Town’s Travis Graham, who only made his first team debut in the 2012/13 season, but was handed the armband at the age of just 21 in the 2014/15 season. However, his future at the club is currently up in the air and it is unlikely that he will retain the armband in 2017/18.


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Vongani! Aug 05, 2017 09:03 PM
@the-champion your a stupid, akere
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God is great..
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Qhaf-qhaf Aug 05, 2017 06:44 PM
The player with many Bafana-Bafana caps but never qualified for any tournament
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the-champion Aug 05, 2017 05:56 PM
He will also go down in history as the captain who achieved nothing for 3 consecutive seasons without any silverware! Lol!
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kzorog Aug 05, 2017 02:47 PM
Best gk
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Qhaf-qhaf Aug 05, 2017 01:43 PM
Khune is the only goalkeeper in the world to concede a back-heel goal while playing for his country
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matla72 Aug 05, 2017 01:38 PM
What is the use of being the longest serving captain without silverware only plenty of plastic cups
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Qhaf-qhaf Aug 05, 2017 01:26 PM
@Vhivha even a three year old mentally-disturbed kid would never post a comment like yours son " Khune is the only goalkeeper in Africa who never allowed a single goal from Neymar , Rooney , Saurez , and Messi " . Did Kaizer Chimps / Bafana-Bafana played against Barcelona / Argentina / England / Manchester United while Mr. Fishnet was between the poles before ?
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kdowns Aug 05, 2017 01:08 PM
@khosiological 3 league titles??????
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Tsekeleke
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Sdudla mafehle fehle
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kdowns Aug 05, 2017 01:04 PM
Mzansi's number 1 failure.Bafana Bafana have never qualified for any major tournament with khune unless we are....fact
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setlaboswana Aug 05, 2017 12:56 PM
@sir Percy, eish! Bvuma's R5000.00 (five thousand rand) monthly salary breaks my heart Dawana. I appeal to Ntate Motaung to do something. No one can own a house or car with that slave salary.
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Mr_Down Aug 05, 2017 12:50 PM
this fat cow is overrated and yet no CCL in his CV, mxm it shows hore this editor is chips fan. theres no suprise these useless stats
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JingleBells Mosimane Aug 05, 2017 12:46 PM
The mere fact that South African journalists recognise kaizer chiefs more than Mamelodi Sundowns-The PRIDE of Africa-that alone shows poverty of football knowledge from these so called South African journalists and their crazy soccer analysts... Mighty Downs is recognized even in Europe..long serving serving captain of kaizer chiefs my ankles
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setlaboswana Aug 05, 2017 12:35 PM
@Vhivha, if there is any player Bobby cannot afford to lose at the moment, that player is Bvuma. It doesn't matter which club is interested in him. Bobby won't let him go.
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ayandamanando Aug 05, 2017 12:28 PM
Good for him
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hes da best leader
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Mightily mderro 2 Aug 05, 2017 11:59 AM
@sir Percy kasi why cows fans of dunu doesn't have football brains, I didn't hear any dunu cow make sense here.but i understand many dunu fans started to supporting this team when peter ndlovu and surprise moriri joined this team, the only thing they knows is to make noise and endup disgusting us here
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sir Percy Aug 05, 2017 11:54 AM
@setlaboswana you mean a R5000 earner?

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