Khune loses captaincy, Kaizer Chiefs explains why
Khune, who’s pretty much been the face of the team since 2004, has lost his captaincy. This decision came down after allegations surfaced about him showing up to training under the influence.
Not exactly the kind of news you want to hear about such a seasoned player.
Here’s the deal: a few weeks back, something went down at the club’s HQ in Naturena. Khune was reportedly not in the best shape for training, leading to him being sidelined from the sessions.
For a club that prides itself on professionalism, you bet they jumped into action with an internal investigation.
Khune isn’t just any player. His journey from the developmental squad to becoming a key player for Chiefs and a star in Bafana Bafana has been nothing short of impressive.
So, this recent development has understandably sent shock waves across the football community.
Kaizer Chiefs are handling this delicately but firmly. They’re not just about slapping Khune on the wrist; they’re also setting him up with programs to help him tackle his personal challenges. It’s about growth, not just punishment.
“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 club wrote.
Despite this hiccup, the Chiefs are staying focused. They’ve got games to win and a reputation to uphold. The team’s geared up to keep the momentum going, even without Khune leading them out on the field for now.
To the Chiefs’ fans – the club is all about sticking to its values. Discipline, integrity, respect, unity – these aren’t just fancy words but what they stand by.
And they’re counting on the fans’ support to navigate through these tricky times.
“We appreciate the unwavering support of our loyal supporters and encourage them to stand together with us as we navigate through this challenging phase,” the statement concluded.