Kaizer Chiefs Itumeleng Khune

Khune during his 2021 return. Image Source: (@DFA/Twitter)

BREAKING: Kaizer Chiefs skipper Khune faces lengthy suspension

Kaizer Chiefs legend Itumeleng Khune has been suspended by the club for alleged misconduct, according to shocking new reports.

Kaizer Chiefs Itumeleng Khune

Khune during his 2021 return. Image Source: (@DFA/Twitter)

Long-serving Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper and skipper Itumeleng Khune faces suspension and demotion for alleged misconduct according to a FARPost exclusive.

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Khune reportedly suspended by Kaizer Chiefs

Itumeleng Khune allegedly arriving for training under the influence of alcohol on Wednesday and the club has taken a strong stance. The 36-year-old has been with the club since he was 12 and was handed a final contract extension at the outset of this 2023-24 campaign to see out his playing days. This shocking new information arrives via FarPost.

The club’s management has expressed its “extreme disappointment” with Khune. They have stated his actions were “unacceptable” and that he would face “severe disciplinary action.”

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Itumeleng Khune of Kaizer Chiefs. Photo: @KaizerChiefs/X


It’s now 10 consecutive Chiefs appearances for Itumeleng Khune without a clean sheet. After his 28th Soweto Derby appearance ended in a 1-0 defeat, Khune has lost nine of the last 10 matches he’s started for the Glamour Boys and that was also his first Soweto Derby start since 2018. The one win in that sequence was a recent 3-2 success against hapless Cape Town Spurs. Itu is now on the longest sequence without a clean sheet in his entire career.

This is a stark contrast with a player whose history at Chiefs includes 16 consecutive campaigns at Naturena and 13 major trophies. He was named PSL Footballer of the Year in 2012-13.

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Kaizer Chiefs stalwart Itumeleng Khune. Photo: BackpagePix


Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper and skipper Itumeleng Khune says he’s still keen to continue his playing career, even though the club stated that his latest contract would be his final one at Naturena. In June, management staff indicated Khune would hang up his boots and then step into an ambassadorial role with some coaching sprinkled in too. The player, however, is making different sounds altogether.

“It will depend on my performance on the field. Every player who is registered in the team is willing to work harder, to compete for a place and give his all for the team with every opportunity they get,” Khune was quoted on TimesLive.

“There is no difference with me. Whenever I am given an opportunity I will perform so  I can get a new contract. I mentioned at the start of the season that my body can carry me until I am over 40.” 

“If Buffon could do it until he is 45, El-Hadary could do it until 44, who am I at the age of 36 to entertain the fact that someone has an idea that Itumeleng must retire?

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