Itumeleng Khune, a veteran of the Kaizer Chiefs, has emerged as the team's most conspicuous misfit so far this season. Itumeleng Khune used to be the club captain, but he has fallen out of favor with the coaches and other members of the technical team. In spite of the fact that Khune has not played in any competitive matches for the club this season, he has participated in training sessions along with the rest of the team to maintain fit and in top form.
Daniel Akpeyi has performed admirably as the club's preferred goalkeeper during his absence from the number one position on the team in the 2021 portion of the season. He has been the club's preferred goalkeeper for the majority of the season. In spite of having made the most appearances in goal thus far this season, Akpeyi was not the only goalkeeper who was called upon to serve as a shot-stopper, as Bruce Bvuma and Brandon Petersen both received opportunities to prove themselves worthy in Khune's absence from the net.
There were rumors that Itumeleng Khune and Daniel Akpeyi would be fighting for the number one spot when matches resumed in 2022 after being spotted in intense training sessions with the rest of the club's players, but when matchday arrived, which was the Nedbank Cup Round of 32 first against TS Galaxy, neither Itumeleng Khune nor Daniel Akpeyi, nor even the likes of Bruce Bvuma, got the chance to feature.
Unexpectedly, Brandon Petersen was selected as the first-choice goalkeeper for that game, which ended in a 1-0 loss for the United States of America. Recently, Kaizer Chiefs played against Cape Town City FC in the DStv Premiership, and once again, Brandon Petersen was tipped to win the game. Since Itumeleng Khune was the goalkeeper who helped the Warriors win the DStv Compact Cup under coach Dylan Kerr's management, Kaizer Chiefs supporters had expected him to at least make an appearance for the club.
He has been a member of the Kaizer Chiefs since 2004 and has been their regular number one favourite since 2014. Itumeleng Isaac Khune is 34 years old and plays for the team in the South African Premier League. Many years have passed since he assumed the role of captain for the team. He has also played an important role for the national team of South Africa, which he also captained. In spite of the fact that he will turn 35 this year in June, Khune is not ready to retire just yet since he is still too young.
He took to Instagram with an inspirational video of club photos of him while a gospel song played in the background, saying, "I no longer pray God give me what I think I need, but give me what you know I need," which is an inspiration for him to move on and look forward to what's next for him at the club despite falling out of favour, as he knows he will get what's destined for him.
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