Kaizer Chiefs legend Doctor Khumalo has praised Amakhosi’s leadership for allowing Itumeleng Khune to play in the Carling Black Label Cup for the All Stars team.
Khune, 36, is still suspended from club activities and it wasn’t quite clear whether he’d be allowed to play in the Carling Cup, with the club initially stating he was not eligible and still suspended.
However, there must’ve been some talk behind the scenes between Carling, Chiefs and the PSL, which resulted in Khune running out in the tournament for an 11th successive year.
And repaid all stakeholders, as well as the fans who voted him into the All Star XI, with a Man of the Match performance, with Doctor appreciating the fact that he was allowed to play.
“I think we have to thank all the stake holders, including Kaizer Chiefs for allowing him to play, regardless of his suspension,” he said on SABC Sport.
“Because he wouldn’t be playing if they didn’t say yes, and thanks to Carling and the PSL.
“Here is a boy who given an opportunity, today he is R100,000 richer. And thanks to the supporters.
“Realistically I’d like to believe that sometimes when people talk, we need to listen and not take advantage of them not being clued up of a matter that most of us think we know better.
Doctor Khumalo still believes that Kaizer Chiefs Football Club goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune can still play for 2 more years since he has all that experience that he has and that he needs.
In a recent post on Instagram Itumeleng Khune was asked by a Kaizer Chiefs Football Club supporter on whether he will retire this season or not,and Itumeleng Khune commented that he still has more years coming for him to play and he is not yet ready to retire as he believes that he can still play.