Kaizer Chiefs FC longest serving goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune who was suspended for arriving to training while under the influence of alcohol, has made a comment for the first time after his suspension.
This is the first time Khune will play competitively since his suspension by his club in early December 2023.
The suspension which also saw him lose his captaincy followed allegations that the 36 year old arrived at training under the influence of alcohol.
Just before Christmas Carling had released an XI without Khune, only for him to return when they confirmed the “official” selection, which resulted in Chiefs releasing a statement that Khune was still suspended and ineligible for selection.
However, that statement has since been deleted and sources told iDiski Times that it was published by error, with the former Amakhosi captain reinstated in the line-up.
Khune himself believes the suspension was a “blessing in disguise” and reveals he has kept fit so that when the opportunity to return to the pitch came it would be easy for him to take it.
“I’m doing great, I’m doing well. I think everyone has seen that I have been keeping fit,” he replied to iDiski Times.
“I have been training very hard because as a 24-hour pro you can’t relax at any given time. You will never know where your destiny is.
“And when they opened the votes for the fans to start voting and I saw my name there I told myself that in whatever that I’m going through it’s a blessing in disguise.
“I just had to stay ready for anything that’s coming my way. And I’m happy that I’ve managed to carry that through over the years that I will have that never say die spirit and nothing will discourage me.
“I’m happy that I’ve been keeping fit and I’m happy to be here.”
In other news, in case you missed it, former Kaizer Chiefs FC, Golden Arrows FC, Mamelodi Sundowns FC and current Moroka Swallows FC head coach, Steve Komphela, has revealed a shocking information about how Mamelodi Sundowns FC bribed Kaizer Chiefs FC player to win a cup.
However, please be aware that Komphela is talking about what really happened when he was still at Chiefs. On his interview few days ago, Steve said the were playing a final in a Telecom Knockout cup against Mamelodi Sundowns FC. However, one of Chiefs players who was not part of the squad that was sidelined in that cup final game, he sold the game plan to Mamelodi Sundowns FC. By that time, the head coach was Pitso Mosimane. Komphela confirmed that even before the game started, he [Pitso] already new how Chiefs will play.
Steve Komphela says he doesn’t break this news because he is making an excuse but because he is stating the facts. As a reminder, it is not the first time someone revealing a shocking information about Mamelodi Sundowns FC. Former Vaal Professionals player Peter Khoabane, also said there was a time where by Sundowns bought them to make sure that their team losses. Khoabane said during that game where by Sudnowns won 4-1, two three Vaal Professionals deffeders and and one striker was working for Sundowns and fans didn’t see.
He also said Sundowns paid them R5 000.00 each.