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Khune Breaks Silence After Chiefs Suspension

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has broken his silence on his current situation after it was confirmed that he’ll be part the PSL All Star side to face Carling Knockout Cup winners Stellenbosch FC in the Carling Black Label Cup.

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.”

Lethabo Kganyago
Lethabo Kganyago
Lethabo Kganyago is currently working as a web and newspaper writer for iDiski Times. This award-winning sports journalist covers the Limpopo area and also specialises in coverage of women's football, including Banayana Banyana.