Kaizer Chiefs marketing director Jessica Motaung. Image: Kaizer Chiefs

‘He is still part of Kaizer Chiefs’: Jessica on Khune’s suspension

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


Kaizer Chiefs marketing director Jessica Motaung. Image: Kaizer Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs’ marketing manager Jessica Moutang has given more details about Itumeleng Khune’s suspension.

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

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

Motaung said Khune was still very much part of the Kaizer Chiefs family.

“This statement was very important today [Thursday], and very important in setting the tone for not just the young ones, but also the other players within the team to say that we’re a team of integrity, of high standards, and also of unity and making sure that, if one doesn’t do things right, we address it,” Motaung was quoted on SABC.

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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.

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“But also saying, as much as there’s discipline, we also want to make sure we assist our players, we empower players, you know. So I trust that our players take it very, very seriously.

“Khune has been a part of this club for many years. I mean, I’ve seen him grow. He’s like a younger brother, but also has contributed immensely to Kaizer Chiefs, has been a captain for many years, he’s contributed to the national team.

“And it’s very important that even when someone makes a mistake, and many mistakes, you find time and the opportunity to sit down and address those issues.

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“And while there is discipline, you also find a way to help someone doing things, and that for me is very important in this process. We talked extensively, and I even saw him this morning,” said Jessica.

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