Itumeleng Khune Biography
Itumeleng Khune whose full name is Itumeleng Isaac Khune is a South African footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Kaizer Chiefs in the Premier Soccer League, and also the South African national team. His career shot to fame when he saved three penalties from Esrom Nyandoro and Peter Ndlovu against Mamelodi Sundowns in the Telkom Knockout final on 1 December 2007.
He is described as a player with “higher than normal diving skills and reflexes, making him a skilled close-shot and free-kick stopper with elite kicking abilities and accurate goal kicks and punts, taking pressure off his defense and creating attacking opportunities for his offence. Khune is technically skilled with his weak foot as well, which will allow him to accurately clear the ball with either foot when under pressure.
Itumeleng Khune Age
He was born on the 20th of June 1987 in Tshing, Ventersdorp in the North West, South Africa. As of 2019, he is 32 years old.
Itumeleng Khune Wife
Itumeleng Khune is married to Sphelele Makhunga and they are expecting a baby together
Itumeleng Khune Family
He is one of the six children of Elias and Flora Khune. His father Elias, worked as a driver at a mine in Carletonville and also played amateur football as a striker. He is the brother of Lucky Khune who plays for Baberwa FC.
Itumeleng Khune Salary
According to sources, Itumeleng Khune settled on R470,000 a month at Kaizer Chiefs when signing his new contract, a figure that works out around R5.6 million a year.
Itumeleng Khune Net Worth
He has a Net Worth of about R15 Million making him one of the richest players in the PSL
Itumeleng Khune Awards & Honours
- Premier Soccer League (3): 2004–05, 2012–13, 2014–15
- ABSA Cup/Nedbank Cup (2): 2006, 2013, 2014
- Coca-Cola Cup/Telkom Knockout (4): 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010
- SAA Supa 8/MTN 8 (3): 2006, 2008, 2014, 2015
- PSL Footballer of the Year 2012–13
- PSL Players’ Player of the Season 2007–08, 2012–13
- PSL Club Rookie of the Year 2007–08
- SA Sports Awards Sportsman of the Year 2013
- SA Sports Awards Newcomer of the Year 2008
- Telkom Knockout Player of the Tournament 2007
- Telkom Knockout Goalkeeper of the Tournament 2007
- Premier Soccer League Goalkeeper of the Season 2007–08, 2012–13,2013–14
- Kaizer Chiefs Player of the Season 2007–08, 2012–13
- Kaizer Chiefs Player’s Player of the Season 2007–08, 2012–13
- Nedbank Cup Player of the Tournament 2013