Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has broken his silence on being overlooked for the better part of the first half of the season.
Khuneâ€™s only appearance in the Chiefs colours so far this season was against Mamelodi Sundowns in the MTN8 in August 2021.
The 34-year-old has had to watch from afar as Stuart Baxter and the Chiefs technical team prefers Daniel Akpeyi.
And Khune said while he hasnâ€™t been getting game time, his working relationship with Baxter remains intact.
Khune said he understands that the other Chiefs goalkeepers are doing better than him, and for that reason, he respects Baxterâ€™s decision to overlook him.
The veteran shot-stopper added that he would never be seen posting negative comments about his lack of game time on any of his social media platforms because heâ€™s fully behind his Amakhosi colleagues.
KHUNE RESPECTS BAXTERâ€™S DECISION TO BENCH HIM AT KAIZER CHIEFS
â€œIâ€™ve got a great relationship with Baxter, but I understand that other goalkeepers are doing well and that has to be respected,â€ Khune told reporters.
â€œHence you will never see me posting or commenting negatively about my situation, because Iâ€™m in full support of the ones being given the nod ahead of me.â€
KHUNE ANSWERING ON THE PITCH
Asked whether or not he believes he could reclaim his No.1 spot at Chiefs, Khune was rather modest in his response.
He said he will let his performance on the pitch determine if heâ€™s good enough to again play regularly for Chiefs.
â€œI donâ€™t know [if I can be No.1 again]. Iâ€™m not the one to answer that. Iâ€™m answering on the field.â€