KAIZER Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune says he felt welcome when he returned to Amakhosiâ€™s League opener against Chippa United on the weekend.
Khune kept a clean sheet in a goalless draw with 10-man United on Sunday, having recently signed a new deal with the club after lengthy contract talks strained their relationship.
The Bafana Bafana international was played in front of Reyaard Pieterse, who stood in goal in the 5-3 victory over Maritzburg United in the MTN8 last week.
â€œIt is a pleasure to don the gold and black of Chiefs,â€? Khune told Chiefâ€™s website.
â€œIt is always a great feeling for any player to be back on the field.
â€œRunning through the tunnel and to smell the pitch grass is like opening your office door.
â€œWe spend most of our time on the pitch, itâ€™s like an office for us. The welcome from the stands was warm, hence I felt comfortable during the match. We always want to reward the supporters.
â€œIâ€™m happy to be back in the team, and to start with a clean sheet is encouraging.â€?
Khune feels the â€œGlamour Boysâ€? were unlucky to come away with a singleÂ point from Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
â€œWe are happy we collected a point. We have to work hard to match the club success of the past. We played well as a team. We were unfortunate to draw the match.
â€œWe will have to double our efforts, going forward.â€? – Supplied