Chiefs not panicking over Khune’s future – Bobby Motaung

2015-01-13 14:57

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Kaizer Chiefs are scheduled to meet Itumeleng Khune’s business manager later in the week to sort out the goalkeeper’s future at the club.

This was according to Chiefs manager of football, Bobby Motaung, following speculation that the club faces the risk of losing Khune whose contract with the Amakhosi lapses in June.

“There is no pressure and we hope the player would have applied his mind as well by the time we meet. We are waiting for his agent from overseas and he is expected to arrive this week. We’re not panicking,” Motaung said today during Chiefs’ conference ahead of the club’s friendly match against German club TSG Hoffenheim on Friday.

Khune is managed by England-based agency Triple S Sports and Entertainment Group, which also represents Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney.

Amid speculation that Khune could be headed for rivals Orlando Pirates, Motaung said: “We have an understanding with Pirates not to interfere in the space of each other’s players. All I know is that Khune is sleeping very well and he gets paid well at the end of the month.”

Chiefs’ warm-up match against the Bundesliga visitors will kicks off at 7.30pm on Friday at the FNB Stadium.

Depending on how newly-signed striker David Zulu recuperates from a slight knee injury, the former Chippa United man could be unleashed in Chiefs colours against Hoffenheim.

Motaung added that the club will not raid the January transfer market as the Amakhosi believe they have a capable squad.

This was despite losing striker Kingston Nkhatha who has signed a pre-contract with SuperSport United.

Tickets for Friday’s game will sell for R10 (kids) and R20 for adults.

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