FORMER Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates legend Marks Maponyane has declared goalkeeper, Itumeleng Khune, as the world's best goalie. He said it would be a great decision for the Amakhosi if they ever consider taking him back into the squad.

Maponyane believes in the skills and qualities Khune has and how much he can mean to the team if he were to go back to Chiefs.

"Let me tell you what I know when I spoke to Bobby in the week or late last week, they hadn't heard from him (Khune)

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ITUMELENG Khune chose money over his career and now it seems he's about to lose both. His future looked bright with Kaizer Chiefs, as he was raised and groomed there.

Soccer analyst, Letladi wa Ga-Mphahlele from Maralaleng said Khune made his biggest mistake.

"I wonder why our players don't seem to learn from other's mistakes. Khune should have listened to Brian Baloyi's advice not to leave Chiefs. The boy was getting enough money – he was the best paid player at the club. But he

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3 Kaizer Chiefs players in hot soup over DJ Sbu's Mofaya drink

Three Kaizer Chiefs players have been fined by the club for posing for a picture with DJ Sbu and his energy drink, Mofaya.

A picture of Morgan Gould, Siboniso Gaxa and Tsepo Masilela wearing shorts with club colours, as well as Mofaya t-shirts, circulated on social media earlier this year.

The energy drink, which has attracted headlines as it is not South African Bureau of Standards approved, is owned by well-known DJ and businessman Sibusiso Leope.

The image did not go down

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IT SEEMS veteran Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Esrom Nyandoro has hung up his boots, SunSport has learnt.

The Zimbabwean, along with Mozambican Elias Pelembe, didn't report for pre-season camp, which started at the club's headquarters in Chloorkop last week.

A source close to Sundowns said Nyandoro and Pelembe were nowhere to be found.

"They didn't report for pre-season. The players are now in camp in Mpumalanga and Nyandoro and Pelembe are not with them," said the source.

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CLUBLESS Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune might have something up his sleeve.

The now out-of-contract star Kaizer Chiefs keeper, who returned from national duty yesterday, said he was ready to entertain offers for his services from other clubs.

The 27-year-old is currently training on his own, like midfielder Mandla Masango, while his English agent Dan Lichman attempts to tie down his next move.

However, Khune is still playing his cards close to his chest and keeping

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Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung has revealed that doesn't want anything to do  with goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune and winger Mandla Masango whom they fired for good.

Both Khune and Masango's contracts expired on Tuesday June 30.

Last week, Motaung had said that both players, who were key in Chief's march to League and Cup double, had returned to Chiefs trying to re-start negotiations on failed contract renewal talks.

Motaung said that the players had been given

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THE United States of America (US) is a strong next destination for Tefu Mashamaite.

Reports are that the soon-to-be out of contract Kaizer Chiefs player's proposed move to Mamelodi Sundowns is definitely off – and one abroad is on.

Mashamaite is apparently contem-plating heading to America to further his studies, while also hoping to win a contract in the country's Major League Soccer (MLS) when he's there.

This week there was a report that linked the 31-year-old Mashamaite to

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Itumeleng Khune and Mandla Masango apparently returned to Kaizer Chiefs asking to renew contract negotiations, and like errant infants they were told to go home and think about it.

Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung confirmed for the first time yesterday, at the club's announcement of new signings, that goalkeeper Khune and winger Masango had approached Amakhosi to restart negotiations.

But Sowetan understands the two, having not been formally fired by the club, returned to

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BAFANA Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune says he will decide about his next destination within the next two weeks.

Khune made this statement after he helped Bafana's second string side beat Mauritius 3-0 in the 2016 Championship of Africa Nations (Chan) qualifier at Dobsonville Stadium, Soweto, on Saturday.

Former Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter told SunSport before he left that his new Turkish side Genclerbirligi had enquired about Khune's services, while the keeper has also

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Mamelodi Sundowns star Teko Modise said Premier Soccer League players are not the "Messis" of this world in terms of their financial situation.

'The Navigator' believes there is a misconception about local players that they earn big money.

"In all fairness, you can't live the same way you've been living when you were a footballer after you retire. I think the mistake people make and don't talk about in South Africa is that when you are still playing they think you're getting a

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Former Mamelodi Sundowns star coming back to Kaizer Chiefs

Former Mamelodi Sundowns star defender Siyanda Xulu is on the verge of leaving his Russian club Rostov and is keen on move back to the PSL, with reports on Thursday claiming he was seen at Kaizer Chiefs.

Soccer Laduma reports that the 23-year-old Bafana Bafana defender, who is currently negotiating an exit from his Russian club Rostov, was seen at Naturena.

"Siyanda has found an agreement with Rostov and is now free to move on. Nothing has been agreed to yet with any club and they

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Premier Soccer League giants Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates face protest action by democracy campaigners in Swaziland as they prepare for a tournament in the kingdom.

The tournament, titled the Kings Cup, is organised by the Swazi government. It is scheduled for next month.

But the Swaziland People's United Democratic Movement (Pudemo) and Swaziland Solidarity Network (SSN) have condemned the tournament, saying the event will give credibility to a king who leads a government

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Maritzburg United coach Steve Komphela has resigned from the club with immediate effect.

The news fuels suspicion that the coach has been identified by Kaizer Chiefs as the replacement for Stuart Baxter.

Maritzburg confirmed the news via their Facebook page.

The statement read as follows:

"There has been a lot of speculation and rumours in South African media about Maritzburg United Head Coach Steve Komphela ever since he joined the club. Since his arrival here one and a

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Word is that Kaizer Chiefs are expected to announce a new coach next week, and a Sport24 source says that the team is expected to announce a new captain too.

With Tefu Mashamaite and Itumeleng Khune having left the club, the Amakhosi are set to have a different permanent leader for the first time in a few seasons.

A Sport24 source said that it looks like Chiefs will choose between Siphiwe Tshabalala and Willard Katsande to be the new captain.

He said that the management is

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Shakes Mashaba has entrusted Itumeleng Khune with the job of defending the Bafana Bafana goals against Gambia.

Mashaba elected to go with the experience of Khune over South Africa's COSAFA Cup captain and goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane.

Anele Ngcongca will captain the team from right back. Ngcongca's honour comes shortly after being named in Racing Genk's Team of the Century by Dutch publication Voetbalkrant.

Rivaldo Coetzee keeps his place in the side and will line up with

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