Kaizer Chiefs have stripped the captain’s armband from long-serving goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune. This comes after allegations of attending training sessions under the influence of alcohol.

The Amakhosi DC committee has taken stern action and decided that Itumeleng Khune should be temporarily separated from the team until certain conditions have been fulfilled.

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Khune, who has been part of the Soweto Giants for more than two decades 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.

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Itumeleng Khune at training


Amakhosi has further decided to remove Bafana Bafana goalkeeper from his captaincy permanently. But it remains unknown whether Keagan Dolly who led the team during Khune’s absence will be the permanent captain of the club.

“The club has taken steps to address his transgressions and certain sanctions were instituted, including removing him from the Club captaincy of Kaizer Chiefs,” Kaizer Chiefs stated on their website.

Amakhosi will visit Polokwane City in the DStv Premiership on Saturday with the hope to get three points at Peter Mokaba Stadium.

By Katleho Hlalele


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