For those of you who have already read Itumeleng Khune’s interview in this week’s edition of the paper, you surely saw the promised extra content to the interview. As promised in the paper, we now bring you the Supporters Club mini interview with Khune.
The Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper has been expected to move abroad for a while now, following his unbelievable performances for both the national team and the Naturena-based club. In this Supporters Club mini interview, Itu talks about playing abroad.
SL: Why have you not moved overseas yet, despite all the good performances for both Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs?
IK: Yes, It every South African players’ dream to play overseas. I would also like to see myself competing with the great goalkeepers in the world. Having said that, I have to respect those that I am working with, respect my contract at Chiefs, and when the opportunity for me to go overseas comes, I will take it with both hands.
SL: Is it not worrying you considering the fact that you pretty much have done everything in South African football?
IK: No, Not at all. Currently I am focusing on the job at hand, and like I said, when the opportunity comes my way, I will take it with both hands.
SL: Are there any European goalkeepers that you think you can do a better job than them, if given a chance?
IK: I think it will be my downfall if I can start comparing myself with other goalkeepers.
SL: A lot of Chiefs’ supporters are blaming your agent for your lack of overseas opportunities. What’s your take on that?
IK: It isnot true. My agent has been in contact with a lot of clubs including Kaizer Chiefs and I think Chiefs and my agent don’t have a problem about me moving overseas one day. People need to respect what is happening between the players and their agents and between the players and their clubs. If good offers come my way, I have no doubt that Chiefs will entertain them. However, if I have to spend the rest of my career here in South Africa, I don’t have a problem with it. I am enjoying my football in South Africa and I can’t change what is not meant to be.
SL: Itu thanks for your time.
IK: You’re welcome.
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