Khune pleased with Chiefs return

2015-08-13 06:00
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Itumeleng Khune.

PHOTO: sourced Itumeleng Khune.

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KAIZER Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune says he felt welcome when he returned to Amakhosi’s League opener against Chippa United on the weekend.

Khune kept a clean sheet in a goalless draw with 10-man United on Sunday, having recently signed a new deal with the club after lengthy contract talks strained their relationship.

The Bafana Bafana international was played in front of Reyaard Pieterse, who stood in goal in the 5-3 victory over Maritzburg United in the MTN8 last week.

“It is a pleasure to don the gold and black of Chiefs,” Khune told Chief’s website.

“It is always a great feeling for any player to be back on the field.

“Running through the tunnel and to smell the pitch grass is like opening your office door.

“We spend most of our time on the pitch, it’s like an office for us. The welcome from the stands was warm, hence I felt comfortable during the match. We always want to reward the supporters.

“I’m happy to be back in the team, and to start with a clean sheet is encouraging.”

Khune feels the “Glamour Boys” were unlucky to come away with a single­ point from Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

“We are happy we collected a point. We have to work hard to match the club success of the past. We played well as a team. We were unfortunate to draw the match.

“We will have to double our efforts, going forward.” - Supplied

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