Itumeleng Isaac Khune (brought into the world 20 June 1987)is a South African footballer who plays as goalkeeper for Kaizer Chiefs in the Premier Soccer League, and furthermore the South African public group. He is the skipper of both. Khune shot to popularity when he saved three punishments from Esrom Nyandoro and Peter Ndlovu against Mamelodi Sundowns in the Telkom Knockout last on 1 December 2007. He is likewise notable for saving a David Villa punishment and continuing to make a twofold save in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup bunch stage coordinate against Spain daily before his 22nd birthday on 20 June 2009.On 16 June 2010 against Uruguay, Khune turned into the second goalkeeper throughout the entire existence of the FIFA World Cup to be sent off. He is additionally well known for playing out a Rene Higuita scorpion kick save in an alliance triumph over Mpumalanga Black Aces on 28 October 2015.which made rounds in England. Khune is known for his speedy reflexes and his dissemination which has been hailed as "the best you will see anyplace" by previous Liverpool goalkeeper Sander Westerveld. He was broadly scored five objectives shortly by The Legendary Tshidiso "Zee" Ncheche in a friendy game.
Khune before a match against Poland in October 2012
Khune was brought into the world in Tshing, Ventersdorp in the North West as one of six offspring of Elias and Flora Khune. He is of Tswana heritage. His dad Elias, filled in as a driver at a mine in Carletonville and furthermore played novice football as a striker.Unlike numerous South African players who refer to kicking a football on their old neighborhood's dusty roads as their beginning stage, Khune was infatuated with cricket revering Nicky Boje. He in the long run chose to seek after a vocation in football to make money for him and his family. He went to New Nation, Westridge, St Barnabas and RW Fick High Schools. His more youthful sibling Lucky Khune recently played as a striker for Chiefs and right now for PSL side Chippa United. Khune is nicknamed "Insect Man" for his reflexes and adaptable goalkeeping abilities.
Khune began as a safeguard when he showed up for preliminaries at Chiefs in 1999, yet accepted the gloves by chance after he encountered chest issues during a lesser game and ended up being diminished to a ball kid. Plunging for balls that had missed the objective he grabbed the eye of youth mentor Terror Sephoa who changed him over to a goalkeeper. In 2004, he was elevated to the principal group.
Following three years of holding back to get any game time, Khune at long last got his chance in the beginning phases of the 2007–08 season after the takeoff of number one goalkeeper Rowen Fernandez to German club Arminia Bielefeld. With the accomplished Emile Baron frequently tormented by wounds, Khune was made number one by then Chiefs mentor Muhsin Ertugral. He made his PSL debut against Jomo Cosmos on 25 August 2007. His first season in the first class was exceptionally fruitful as a few game dominating showcases for his side procured him a large group of individual honors with Chiefs having the best protective record in the association surrendering just 19 objectives in 30 games.
In his subsequent season, he regularly attempted to recapture the structure and consistency of the past season despite the fact that Chiefs figured out how to complete third in the standings and win the MTN 8.
During the 2009–10 season a finger injury sidelined Khune for a quarter of a year allowing understudy Arthur Bartman to play consistently in his nonattendance.
In October 2011, Khune was alloted as commander supplanting Jimmy Tau. The 2012–13 season was ostensibly his best with Khune driving his side to an alliance and cup double. He was additionally casted a ballot into Goal.com's Goal50 which is a rundown of the best players of 2013. He was positioned 45th in front of Fernandinho, Robbie Keane, and Frank Lampard and behind Andrea Pirlo, Roman Weidenfeller, Victor Wanyama and James Rodríguez who were totally positioned from 40 to 50. He showed up for Chiefs against Mpumalanga Black Aces in 2014. Preceding that coordinate he had 91 clean sheets in 199 games and toward the start of the period, he had played 172 games for Chiefs.In the 2013–14 season he won the Goalkeeper of the Year grant for the second time in succession with 15 objectives surrendered and 18 clean sheets in 25 beginnings beating Moeneeb Josephs and Anssi Jakkola.Around July 2014 he was connected to a transition to Bundesliga club Hannover 96. On 3 September 2014, Khune was determined to have a Grade 3 pressure crack which he at first experienced since February 2014. His physical issue cost him his position in the 2015 African Cup of Nations. He was announced fit to play on 23 February 2015 in spite of the fact that he endured a minor injury in the wake of conflicting Morgan Gould's studs to his ribs which left an imprint in a 4–0 win over Edu Sports in the Nedbank Cup. On 9 April 2015 of every a 1–0 success over AmaZulu, Khune was questionably shipped off in the 82nd moment in a game which additionally created nine yellow cards – in the wake of getting two alerts with hardly a pause in between from ref Phillip Tinyane at Peter Mokaba Stadium. Khune was first reserved for time-squandering prior to being provided his walking orders for showing question at the choice. Khune took to Twitter saying: "@OfficialPSL I did nothing incorrectly. You all need to make a move against these helpless officials. "It's no time like the present move is made against these arbitrators by @OfficialPSL. They've been poor since start of the period. It's out of line how we are painted terrible for our activities on the field yet we are incited by these officials, [you] can call me names however I represent what is right."The alliance at that point managed the cost of Khune five days to clarify his comments despite the fact that Khune gave a public apology.
Khune at first didn't recharge his agreement with Kaizer Chiefs when it lapsed in June 2015, nonetheless, after a significant stretch of dealings, he got back to the club on July 30, 2015, marking another contract.
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