Khune sends message to ‘haters’

SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 30: Itumeleng Khune of Kaizer Chiefs celebrates the Carling cup 2016 win against Orlando Pirates during the 2016 Carling Black Label Champion Cup match between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs at FNB Stadium on July 30, 2016 in Soweto, South Africa. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi//Gallo Images)

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has appeared to issue a message to members of the public who consistently criticise himself and the club.

The 29-year-old has been under the spotlight since before the start of the 2016/17 campaign when his selection for the South Africa U23 team for the Rio Olympics was questioned.

At the time, critics said Jody February deserved to start to aid in his development. Khune defied the doubters by putting in a number of superb performances.

After the U23’s early exit, he later took to social media to hit out at the criticism of Owen da Gama’s side. Subsequently, he was a part of Steve Komphela’s Chiefs team that had failed to win in seven consecutive league matches.

However, the Glamour Boys bounced back and are now amongst the frontrunners in the Premiership. With plenty of critics having had their say during the early months of this season, Khune has issued a message in response on his official Twitter account.

He said, “Never stop. Run right through your haters. Pursue your passion. Leave your mark. Smiling is the best way to face any problem, to crush every fear and to hide every pain.”