Kaizer Chiefs have announced that Itumeleng Khune remains suspended from all football-related activities and is therefor ineligible for the Carling All-Star XI.
Earlier, Carling Black Label had announced the “official final” line-up for the Carling All-Star team that will take on Carling Black Label Cup champions Stellenbosch FC.
Unlike the latest update, it included Khune to the surprise of many. Upon requests from this publication a Carling representative did confirm that Khune was indeed in the team.
However, Chiefs have now confirmed that their former captain remains suspended.
“Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper, Itumeleng Khune, will not be available to participate in next month’s match between the Carling All-Stars and the winners of the 2023 Carling Knockout Cup, Stellenbosch FC,” the club stated.
“Despite being voted into the All-Stars line-up via a public poll, Khune is currently serving a suspension from all football-related activities at Kaizer Chiefs, and is therefore ineligible for selection.
“The player, as well as the PSL, have been informed of his unavailability and an announcement from the League and sponsors, Carling, regarding the make-up of the All-Star team will be made in due course.”