Kaizer Chiefs coach Cavin Johnson has responded to recent reports suggesting turmoil within the club, particularly focusing on allegations of alcohol-related misconduct and racism.
The Glamour Boys found themselves in the headlines for the wrong reasons leading up to their clash against Swallows.
Addressing the media after Kaizer Chiefs’ 1-0 victory over Swallows on Sunday afternoon, Johnson dismissed the allegations as an attempt to tarnish the club’s esteemed reputation.
“Reports of ‘racism’ and ‘alcohol’ problems at the club are baseless attempts to undermine the massive brand that is Kaizer Chiefs,” stated Johnson, asserting the team’s commitment to maintaining a positive image.
In a separate development, long-serving goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune is reportedly facing suspension and demotion due to alleged misconduct. According to an exclusive report by FARPost, Khune was caught arriving for training under the influence of alcohol.
The club’s management has taken a decisive stance against Khune’s behavior, expressing “extreme disappointment” and deeming his actions “unacceptable.” Steps are reportedly being taken to initiate severe disciplinary action, including suspension and demotion.
A meeting between the club’s management and the former Bafana Bafana goalie highlighted the gravity of the situation, emphasizing the need for accountability. The incident has prompted Kaizer Chiefs to reaffirm their commitment to maintaining a high standard of conduct both on and off the field.
As the club navigates these challenges, Johnson remains focused on steering the team towards success, urging fans and stakeholders to disregard unfounded rumors and support the players as they strive for excellence on the pitch.