In a recent development within the Chiefs camp, a source disclosed that veteran goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune, who was not only relieved of his captaincy but also suspended due to his actions, is set to make a return to the squad. The source confirmed that Khune, expressing remorse for his conduct, will rejoin the team as they resume training in January to gear up for the league resumption in February.
The decision to suspend Khune and strip him of the captaincy was driven by the club’s management’s determination to send a clear message that such behavior will not be tolerated. The source emphasized that the disciplinary measures were deemed necessary for both Khune and the club.
Despite Khune’s impending return, the source acknowledged the challenge he faces in regaining the starting position, given Bruce Bvuma’s commendable performances for the club in the preceding games. Bvuma, having earned the trust of the coaches, has established himself as a promising young talent with a bright future at Chiefs.
Daily South African News noted that Khune’s role might now revolve around providing healthy competition within the goalkeeping department, using his experience to keep Bvuma and the other keepers on their toes. The dynamics of competition in the team were emphasized, with the understanding that, as a goalkeeper, maintaining one’s spot requires consistent performance – a principle exemplified by Bvuma in Khune’s absence.