Itumeleng Khune, who has been involved in off-field incidents recently, is anticipated to rejoin Kaizer Chiefs soon.
Itumeleng Khune was suspended for misconduct at the end of the previous year after showing up to training while intoxicated, and Kaizer Chiefs responded with a statement toward the end of the previous year.
However, the team has stated that they intend to stand by the experienced goalie in spite of his transgressions.
Following the current Afcon break, he is expected to be welcomed back to the team. Although Bruce Bvuma is unquestionably the starting keeper, he should be available for selection starting in February.
“The team will be back to training sometime in January to start preparing for the resumption of the league in February. So, yes, Khune will also be back after serving his suspension,” a source told The Citizen.
“What happened was not good for him and the club, that’s why they (Chiefs management) decided to suspend him. It was part of sending a strong message to everyone in the squad to know that such things won’t be tolerated,” said the source
Itumeleng Khune still has support at Kaizer Chiefs as, It seems clear that the team won’t simply discard a player with that much experience.
“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, he’s contributed immensely to Kaizer Chiefs, he’s been a captain for many years and contributed to the national team,” marketing director Jessica Motaung stated last year.
“And it’s very important that, even when someone makes a mistake, you find time and the opportunity to sit down and address those issues, and while there is discipline, you also find a way to help someone deal with things.