Itumeleng Khune Biography: Age, Wife, Salary, House, Cars, Net Worth & Latest News

Basic Information

Stage Name: Itumeleng Khune
Real Name: Itumeleng Isaac Khune
Occupation: South African Footballer
Date Of Birth/Age: 20 June 1987
Place of Birth: Ventersdorp, North West Province, South Africa.
Gender: Male
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Married (to Sphelele Makhunga)
Education: RW Fick High School

Itumeleng Khune Biography

Itumeleng Khune is a South African footballer, with the position of goalkeeper. He’s part of the local clun called Kaizer Chiefs, as well as the national tam, called Bafana Bafana.

Born to Flora Khune and Elias khune, Itumeleng probably inherited his football gift from his father, who played amateur football as a striker.

Interestingly, while growing up, Itumeleng Khune’s first love was cricket, not football, and he idolized cricket’s Nico Boje, a fellow South African.

His interest in football caught fire after watching his father on the pitch several times. He’s pursued football since and made a success of it, too. Today he’s considered one of the finest goalies in South Africa.


Itumeleng Khune’s age has been a subject of controversy for a long time. Some sources give his date of birth as 1977, and others give it as 1987.

The celebrated footballer is going by the 1987 date. For this reason, now and then, social media users would troll him, accusing him of lying and insisting he looks like one in his 40s.

One particularly sarky fan had stated that Itumeleng Khune looks older than his grandfather. Sometimes Itumeleng Khune would ignore the trolls. At other times, he would respond. In one of his responses, he had noted that people age differently, and wondered how that is too hard to understand for most people.

By the way, some sources give 1982 as Itumeleng Khune’s date of birth.


Itumeleng Khune is married to a Duran beauty called Sphelele Makhunga. The two had dated quietly before going public with their relationship sometime in 2019. The goalie had proposed then and his then girlfriend had accepted.

The two were traditionally married the same year, and in 2020 they welcomed their first child. The marriage was plaugued with cheating rumours at some point. A social media user had claimed that sh and the footballer had an affair. She had shared a selfie of them together.

The claims had infuriated Itumeleng Khune, who threatened to sue. The case has since died down.

Itumeleng Khune and Sphelele Makhunga had their second child, a girl in June. This month. Prior to the birth, Sphelele Makhunga had shared an image of her baby bump, letting her fans know she was expecting.

When the baby came, Itumeleng Khune had shared a picture of him with the newborn as well as his first child, stating that God has the better plan and that he’s proud to be a dad for the second time


Considered one of the oldest in the Kaizer Chiefs ranks, Itumeleng Khune is also one of the top earners. He reportedly earns around R500,000. Itumeleng Khune wouldn’t speak on the exact sum he earns as a goalie, though,


If houses are the chief giveaway of a person’s net worth, then Itumeleng Khune is doing excellently. Itumeleng Khune apparently has more than one house. In a clip posted to Instagram this time last year (June 2020), the goalie had given fans glimpses into his new crib.

In the caption to the post, he had written, “Just a sneak peek of all my hard work.” The clip has since been taken down.


Itumeleng Khune haws got a fine taste in cars, and it shows. Never one to hide his interestin cars, the celebrated footballer routinely shares snaps of him posing with his cars.

Among the cars in his collection are a Mercedes C43 AMG valued at R1.1 million, an Audi RS3 valued at R800 000, a BMW 1 Series, a Jeep Cherokee, and a Nissan Duke valued at R320 000.

You can check our more details about his cars below.

Net Worth

Itumeleng Khune is one of the top earners in the game in Mzansi. His exact net worth is unknown, but estimates from the football community put it at R35 million.

Latest News

If you have been looking fo the latest news about Itumeleng Khune, you’ve got it right here. Itumeleng Khune is a man of faith and has never hidden this. For instance, he believes that success comes when preparation and professionalism meet talent and faith.

A believer in the power of the smile, the goalie recently made it clear that nothing a man wears is more important than his smile. He also encouraged his fans to smile, describing it as free therapy.

Of recent, Itumeleng Khune has struggled for play time at Kaizer Chiefs. He’d stated that fellow keeper Akpeyi, who has been in top form, has made it difficult for him, as he (Khune) no longer has more play time. He’s hopeful of one day reclaiming his place as the first choice goalkeeper.

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