Junior Khanye says Itumeleng Khune was disrespected by Kaizer Chiefs on the day he was honoured by the DStv Premiership club.

Khune’s 25 years with Amakhosi were celebrated by the club prior to the penultimate league clash of their 2023/24 season.

The top-eight chasing Chiefs were looking for all three points at home to Polokwane City but ultimately drew 0-0.

Khune, who is expected to be offered a new role, as goalkeeper coach when the current campaign closes, played the last 15 minutes of the weekend’s clash, after fans called his inclusion in the match.

Khanye though feels that Khune should have started the game, in what was expected to be his last appearance in the famous black and gold.

Speaking to iDiski TV, the former Chiefs winger expressed his disappointment.

Khanye stated: “I’m very disappointed by the Kaizer Chiefs technical team.

“I need to be honest, Itumeleng Khune has done well for Kaizer Chiefs. This is not how you honour your legend, I mean fans had to intervene. We are talking about one of the best goalkeepers the country has ever produced in history.

“For me that’s bad. I mean they did announce that it will be his last game, so just play him. I’m disappointed that it took fans for him to play.

“To me it seems like if the fans didn’t shout for him to come one, Khune wouldn’t have played. I think that’s not a way to honour a senior player.”

Khune joined the Chiefs academy in 1999 before being promoted to the senior team in the 2004/05 season.

He went on to play 347 times for the club, winning the league and three cup trophies alongside individual honours that saw him named Goalkeeper of the season and Player of the Season in the South African top-flight.