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Itumeleng Khune has been stripped of his Kaizer Chiefs captaincy following a disciplinary hearing.
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‘Phuza face’: Kaizer Chiefs fans react after Khune is stripped of captaincy

Retire already? Itumeleng Khune has gotten little sympathy from Kaizer Chiefs fans after he was suspended and stripped of his captaincy.

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Itumeleng Khune has been stripped of his Kaizer Chiefs captaincy following a disciplinary hearing.
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Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has officially been stripped of his captaincy after a disciplinary hearing for allegedly arriving at training while intoxicated.

In a statement posted by the club, it was also revealed that the 36-year-old soccer star was “temporarily” suspended from his post.

The ruling comes a week after the veteran star’s club misconduct was made public.

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In the statement, Kaizer Chiefs revealed the disciplinary action taken against Itumeleng Khune.

It read: “As a club that upholds the highest levels of professionalism, in which discipline forms a key component, Kaizer Chiefs initiated an internal investigation after certain incidents involving Khune came to our attention. The investigation was essential in ensuring the proper functioning and unity within our team.

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While Kaizer Chiefs remained mum on what exactly Khune was found guilty of, they did disclose his punishment.

It continued: “During his absence, Khune will be expected to attend and actively participate in certain programmes designed to support his personal growth and development, with support from the club. 

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“These programmes are specifically aimed at helping him address challenges and issues he is facing, while promoting a positive team culture.

“The club has taken steps to address his transgressions and certain sanctions were instituted, including removing him from the Club captaincy of Kaizer Chiefs.

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“As Kaizer Chiefs, we believe in applying corrective measures to achieve personal growth, and we are committed to providing the necessary support to Itumeleng during this period. Once he has completed the required programmes and met the set expectations, he will be welcomed back into the team”.

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Following the statement, Kaizer Chiefs fans shared their varying opinions on the action taken against Khune.

While many welcomed it – and hoped the star would “come back stronger” – others wanted him to be given the boot.

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The player has long been dogged by calls for him to hang up his boots.

@ByelaMaleka: “Release this madala”

@InjingaRSA: “I’ve always wondered why this man keeps getting fat with a personal trainer and asking myself about that phuza face from someone who’s always posting videos of him at the gym. But I knew one is one day. He should’ve bowed out with his integrity.”

@TshepoTC11: “Is he leaving the club?! That would be awesome.”

@Ndlombango: “He can retire already. It’s ok.”