Kaizer Chiefs Itumeleng Khune

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

Kaizer Chiefs slap skipper Khune with severe sanctions

Kaizer Chiefs have released a definitive statement regarding club captain Itumeleng Khune. Here are all the details.

Kaizer Chiefs Itumeleng Khune

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

Kaizer Chiefs have dealt out a stern punishment to club captain Itumeleng Khune following recent indiscretions by the 36-year-old.

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Captain Khune in hot water

Following reports that Itumeleng Khune arrived at training under the influence of alcohol, the club has made a definitive response. He faces demotion and the possibility of losing the captaincy.

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Itu. Image Source: (@ItumelengKhune/X)

Kaizer Chiefs Khune statement in full

“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.

“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 the 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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Kaizer Chiefs Naturena Village in all its glory. Image: Ernest Makhaya

Amakhosi stress their values

“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.

“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.

“Kaizer Chiefs would like to assure everyone, including our supporters that we remain committed to our core values of discipline, integrity, respect, and unity. We appreciate the unwavering support of our loyal supporters and encourage them to stand together with us as we navigate through this challenging phase.”

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Kaizer Chiefs Khune. Image: X@ Kaizer Chiefs

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