Itumeleng Isaac Khune was born 20 June 1987.

He is a South African footballer who plays as goalkeeper for Kaizer Chiefs in the Premier Soccer League, and also the South African national team.

He is the former captain of both.

Khune shot to fame when he saved three penalties from Esrom Nyandoro and Peter Ndlovu against Mamelodi Sundowns in the Telkom Knockout final on 1 December 2007.

He is also well known for saving a David Villa penalty and proceeding to make a double save in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup group stage match against Spain a day before his 22nd birthday on 20 June 2009.

On 16 June 2010 against Uruguay, Khune became the second goalkeeper in the history of the FIFA World Cup to be sent off.

He is also famous for performing a Rene Higuita scorpion kick save in a league victory over Mpumalanga Black Aces on 28 October 2015.

Khune is known for his quick reflexes and his distribution which has been hailed as “the best you will see anywhere” by former Liverpool goalkeeper Sander Westerveld.

There has been serious rumour going on in the PSL that Pitso Mosimane Mamelodi Sundowns head coach is about to sign Khune for R15 million.

Sundowns are trying their best to strengthen in all areas of the field after already being eliminated in the MTN8 Cup and they failed to defend their PSL title last season.

Kaizer Chiefs coach, Steve Komphela has responded to the rumours and he had this to say;

”Rumours Saying Mamelodi Sundowns Are Plotting A R15 Million Bid For Itumeleng Khune.

”Yeah, They Can Buy His Gloves For That Money,” said the Amakhosi coach.