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Khune hopes to inspire struggling Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs are heading into yet another new season with a new-look squad and no trophies in the cabinet. Something Itumeleng Khune is desperate to change.

The Amakhosi legend hopes to inspire his teammates with stories of glories past as they start the new campaign.

It’s been seven years since a major trophy was held at Naturena with rivals Sundowns now far and away the country’s leading club. They have won five league titles in the Chiefs’ barren period.

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“Like I said we have not been winning trophies for the past seven years and that’s not what Kaizer Chiefs is about,” said Khune.

“We are known for winning trophies every season and I have tasted that glory and it’s easy for me to encourage the other guys.

“Even last season when the new guys came, we won the Carling Black Label against our rivals, Orlando Pirates and I told them you can feel it’s different to win a trophy but again it was just a friendly.

“So we had to start with the MTN 8 and win it but unfortunately we had a tough opponent in Mamelodi Sundowns, but still managed to take them to extra-time and penalties.

“We know Sundowns have been dominating for five if not six seasons now and this season we roped in great players and hopefully they will help the club reclaim the glory,” said Khune.

Kaizer Chiefs face Royal AM in their first league match at the Chatsworth Stadium in Durban on Saturday.

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