Itumeleng Khune Kaizer Chiefs

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

Chiefs icon Khune sends apology to Chiefs, teammates

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune is said to have penned an apology letter after reportedly arriving at training drunk.

Itumeleng Khune Kaizer Chiefs

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

In a bombshell report that came to light on FAR Post last month, Khune reportedly faces suspension and demotion for alleged misconduct, which includes arriving at training under the influence of alcohol.

According to the exclusive report, it’s stated that “Khune arrived for training showing signs of someone under the influence of alcohol. He was ordered to undergo tests. The results of the tests reportedly confirmed that Khune was indeed under the influence of alcohol. He was immediately sent home.”

The matter is understandably said to be taken very seriously by the club, with the veteran now facing suspension and likely demotion, which could see him stripped of the club captaincy.

Now, according to The Citizen, Khune penned an emotional apology message to everyone at the club.

“He knows that he disappointed a lot of people with what he did and he feels very bad about the whole situation,” said the source. “There are lots of people who look up to him, especially young players at the club and for someone like him to do what he did was just unexpected. He has apologised to everyone, especially the players because he knows that he let them down as a senior player.

“He is apparently going through a lot, but that’s not an excuse to behave the way he did. He knows that he is supposed to be a good example on and off the field. There will be a big punishment coming for him, but he said he is ready to face anything.”

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There are other issues that have plagued Khune’s swansong season at Chiefs, having recently divided opinion for publicly discussing the personal issues of teammate Brandon Petersen.

“We [players] know what he is going through, and we’re trying to help him,” Khune was quoted as saying by Sunday World. “Even the club has provided resources for him by bringing in Dr Henning Gericke, who is a psychologist, just to discover what he is going through on and off the field.

“So, they have been having sessions and you could see that Brandon has changed his way of doing things. He is not himself.”

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More than one recent indiscretion

The veteran also apparently came in for criticism after allegedly refusing to do an interview at the chairman Dr Kaizer Motaung’s Hall of Fame induction event that recently took place.

There is also talk that he contradicted the club’s earlier announcement of his impending retirement.

It’s all come in what is increasingly turning out to be a very disappointing final season for Khune at a club that is so close to his heart.

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