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Khune ranks this season as his worst ever

He's hardly featured for his club this year, unlike previous seasons, as he’s been struggling with injuries.

Kaizer Chiefs' Itumeleng Khune. Picture: www.itumelengkhune.com

JOHANNESBURG - Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper and so-called "Bafana's number one" Itumeleng Khune is desperate to put the 2015/2016 Premier Soccer League season behind him and focus on making amends in the next campaign.

Khune has hardly featured for his club this year, unlike previous seasons, as he's been struggling with injuries and also having to compete with brilliant Khuzwayo and Riyaad Pieterse for a first team place.

Despite the inconsistency in his game time, the former club captain has managed to earn himself a place back in the Bafana Bafana setup, with coach Shakes Mashaba also giving the armband in the last few Africa Cup of Nations games.

He says he doesn't rate his efforts this season that high, but he's proud to have salvaged some pride upon his return from injury.

"I would rate my season a five-and-a-half out of 10, reason being, yes I've been out injured for most of the season but when I came back, I came back stronger, hence I got my place back in Bafana and I was able to play well and add value to the team

He goes on to say that he just wants to put this campaign behind and forget it ever happened.

"I've admitted before that this is the season to forget, because out of my nine or 10 years I've been playing in top-flight football, this has been the worst"

With chiefs taking on Chippa United in their final game of the season and a chance of qualifying for the Caf Confederation Cup up for grabs, Khune will be hoping that he can put on one last impressive display for his side and help them realise their African dream.

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