Itumeleng Khune wins Man of the Match. Image: Kaizer Chiefs

BREAKING: Kaizer Chiefs give an update on Itumeleng Khune

Certain sanctions were instituted, including removing Itumeleng Khune as the club captain, Kaizer Chiefs said.


Itumeleng Khune wins Man of the Match. Image: Kaizer Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs have finally given an update on Itumeleng Khune’s situation at the club.

The 36-year-old keeper was reportedly suspended after he arrived training ‘drunk’ last month.

The club released a statment on Thursday saying Khune will be separated from the team until further notice.

Chiefs suspend Khune until further notice

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“At the conclusion of the Club’s rigorous disciplinary processes last week, the committee has taken stern action and decided that Itumeleng Khune should be temporarily separated from the team until certain conditions have been fulfilled,” the statement 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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“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. These programmes are specifically aimed at helping him address challenges and issues he is facing, while promoting a positive team culture.”

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Khune has been at Chiefs for almost 20 years and served as a club captain for a decade.

The former Bafana Bafana star is currently in his last season with the Glamour Boys.

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

“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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“The team remains focused on the upcoming fixtures and the continued pursuit of excellence. We have full confidence in our players and coaching staff to maintain our high standards and achieve success in Khune’s absence,” Chiefs said in a statement.