Glamour Boys parade with trophies

Stuart Baxter thanked the fans and said he hoped they were as happy as the team was.

Kaizer Chiefs team parade with the PSL trophy in Johannesburg on 28 May 2013. Picture: Lelo Mzaca/EWN Sport

JOHANNESBURG - Absa Premiership Champions and Nedbank Cup Champions Kaizer Chiefs embarked on a Trophy Tour on Tuesday afternoon.

The Trophy parade was in full swing in the Johannesburg CBD.

Marketing Director Jessica Motaung said the purpose of the road show "Is to celebrate the success of the club this season with the supporters who have stuck with the team through thick and thin this season."

Motaung added that they acknowledged the support from the Gauteng Legislature, the Department of Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture in Gauteng including sponsors.

"I would like to invite the fans to join us on this momentous occasion in the history of the club."

Speaking at the parade, goalkeeper Itmeleng Khune said he's pleased that the team reclaimed the glory as promised and dedicated both trophies to the fans.

Coach Stuart Baxter thanked the fans and said he hoped they were as happy as the team was.

The parade began at the Kaizer Chiefs Village in Naturena at 9am.

Lunch will be served and a programme will commence at the Absa Towers on Commissioner Street.

Kaizer Chiefs FC Management will address the players and spectators on the history of the club.

By 4pm the team will be done with the parade and will return to Naturena.

KHUNE'S FUTURE UNCERTAIN

Khune said he would love to play overseas but his focus is to do duty for his club and the national team.

Khune won four awards in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) awards, including footballer of the season.

He said even though there were calls for him to move to Europe, he would not focus on going abroad until there is a solid offer for him to leave his current club.

"As soon as the document comes to Naturena and its being negotiated, I think I will start entertaining the fact that I deserve to play in Europe. For now I have a contract I have to honour and I have a lot of work to do for the national team as well."

Khune has 55 national caps said he needs more caps to prove himself.

"To play in Europe you need caps to prove you deserve it. So if I can collect as many caps as I can my chances of playing in Europe will improve."

Meanwhile, the Chiefs goalkeeper said he was elated that his hard work was finally acknowledged.

"To be recognised as the best player in the PSL at last. I was also surprised that I walked away with the Footballer of the Year. What surprised me was throughout the season I never won the man of the match."

Stuart Baxter, who won the Coach of the Season Award, said he was not surprised at what the goalkeeper has achieved.

"His recognition of a job well done all year, the face of South African football at the moment."

Together with the trophies, Khune took home R575,000 in prize money.

PSL Acting CEO, Cambridge Mokanyane said, "I would like to congratulate all the individuals who won this season especially Khune who has been truly outstanding this season. This is an epic way to finish what has been a successful 2012/13 season."