Kaizer Chiefs captain Itumeleng Khune has apologised to Amakhosi fans following their 4-1 defeat by Mamelodi Sundowns on Sunday afternoon and failing to qualify for the MTN8 quarterfinals.
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The young goalkeeper claimed that he and his teammates are sincerely sorry for once again failing to pick up any silverware from this competition.
Their most recent success was in 2008 when they beat Mamelodi Sundowns on penalties in the title-decider. Unfortunately for the Glamour Boys, they lost 1-0 to Pirates in the final of the competition last year.
According to the Kaizer Chiefs website, Khune said, “The players are as humiliated as the fans by this result. I totally understand the frustration of the fans and would like to apologise to the fans that have been through thick and thin with this team.
“Things did not go our way against Sundowns but it is not the end of the world for us. We have a long season ahead of us. We are disappointed by the result but we know for sure that we can bounce back from this type of defeat.”
Khune added, “The opening stages of the game were a bit of a nightmare for us. We looked like we had switched off a little bit. We lost all the balls in the air. We let ourselves down but we have to bounce back as the team.
“We have a good technical team and a great squad of both experienced and young players. We know exactly what is expected from us. We need to redeem ourselves with a win against AmaZulu.”
Itumeleng Khune admitted that it has been a very poor start to the season by Kaizer Chiefs standards but insisted that the Amakhosi fans should not lose faith in their players.
The young goalkeeper asserted that Chiefs will get stronger when the season starts and aim to win the league.