Kaizer Chiefs have answered the question on their supporter’s lips regarding the current status of veteran goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune.
Kaizer Chiefs have sought to clarify any confusion regarding goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune’s current situation at the club.
Khune has been a one club man since being promoted to the Chiefs first team as far back as 2004.
Over the years, he has been a stalwart for Chiefs, being their number one goalkeeper for well over a decade. In recent years, however, the 36-year-old has been plagued by both injuries and lack of form, which have since seen Khune dropped. With the club failing to find a regular goalkeeper to finally cement that position, they have often found themselves calling on their veteran goal minder time and time again.
That was the case at the end of last season, before Chiefs opted to give Brandon Petersen a chance to grow in the number one jersey this season. A combination of poor form and mental health issues then saw the former Bidvest Wits star back on the sidelines at the club, with Khune, again the go to man. This time around though, the former long-term Bafana Bafana number one did not show the form he was expected to. To further compound matters, he was recently suspended by the club and stripped off the captains armband for disciplinary reasons.
Now speaking to Soccer-Laduma Chiefs team manager Bobby Motaung has clarified that Khune is still suspended.
KHUNE STILL SUSPENDED AT CHIEFS
“The club has put him on suspension. He is still following the program that we agreed on in terms of what he needs to do. We will deal with the other issues once he has completed his focus on the disciplinary issues. He is still there, he is still suspended. “We will look into his matter once the suspension is COVID-19 over. Khune is an athlete. He is keeping himself. He enjoyed himself in the Carling Cup, but you must 17 Jun 2020 remember that was an exhibition game. At the moment we are focusing on the program that he has to follow and what he has to do.” Said Motaung to the publication.