Khune signs for Orlando Pirates – Fact Check.
The social media trending report that Khune signs for Orlando Pirates with a Twitter hashtag #KhunesignsforPirates is factually true but outdated.
Has Kaizer Chiefs goal keeper Itumeleng Khune signed for Orlando Pirates?
The professional stand off between Kaizer Chiefs and their bitter rivals works against any chance of Orlando Pirates snapping the most loyal Kaizer Chiefs player Itumeleng Khune who joins the likes of Manchester United legend Paul Scholes as a club man.
Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs goal keeper Itumeleng Khune has not signed for rivals Orlando Pirates, he is still a Kaizer Chiefs player and there are no negotiations taking place between Khune and Orlando Pirates.
In November 2015 Itumeleng Khune’s younger brother, Jacob signed for Orlando Pirates Academy
Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune confirmed the news shortly after Jacob was officially promoted from the Augusto Palacios Apprentice Academy to the Orlando Pirates U-17 Academy.
“Congratulations to my younger brother Khune Jacob for being promoted from Augusto Palacios Apprentice Academy to Orlando Pirates you’ve made the family proud,” Itumeleng posted on his Instagram account .
Itumeleng Khune remains a one club man having been brought up in the Kaizer Chiefs Academy since 1999 after joining as a defender. Khune experienced chest problems while playing as a defender and was reduced to a ball boy. He demonstrated good diving skills as a ball boy which caught the eye of youth coach Terror Sephoa who converted him to a goalkeeper.
Despite losing his position as first choice goal keeper to Nigerian goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi, who featured in most of the current season Chiefs games, Itumeleng is staying put and ready to fight for his position.
Khune admitted his desire to end his fruitful career at Kaizer Chiefs. Rumors in the Naturena corridors suggest the Amakhosi management intend to offer their most loyal goalkeeper a chance to coach in the Chiefs Academy when his playing career comes to an end.
Last week Kaizer Chiefs announced contract extensions for their players, an indication that they intent to keep their important players.