PSL giants Kaizer Chiefs have stripped of team captaincy from goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune following the conclusion of the Club’s rigorous disciplinary process. Khune was summoned before the club’s Disciplinary hearing after reportedly arriving at training under the influence of alcohol.

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He was subsequently placed on suspension pending the DC process. In a long statement issued on Thursday, Chiefs have now confirmed that Khune has also been temporarily separated from the team.

“At the conclusion of the club’s rigorous disciplinary processes last week, the committee has taken stern action and decided that Itumeleng Khune should be temporarily separated from the team until certain conditions have been fulfilled.

“As a Club that upholds the highest levels of professionalism, in which discipline forms a key component. Kaizer Chiefs initiated an internal investigation after certain incidents involving Khune came to our attention,” the club said.

“The investigation was essential in ensuring the proper functioning and unity within our team.

“During his absence, Khune will be expected to attend and actively participate in certain programmes designed to support his personal growth and development, with support from the Club,” the statement continued.

Itumeleng Khune stripped of Kaizer Chiefs captaincy
Itumeleng Khune

KAIZER CHIEFS STRIP VETERAN KEEPER ITUMELENG KHUNE OF HIS CAPTAINCY

“These programmes are specifically aimed at helping him address challenges and issues he is facing, while promoting a positive team culture.

“The Club has taken steps to address his transgressions and certain sanctions were instituted. Including removing him from the Club captaincy of Kaizer Chiefs.”

“As Kaizer Chiefs, we believe in applying corrective measures to achieve personal growth. 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 team remains focused on the upcoming fixtures and the continued pursuit of excellence. We have full confidence in our players and coaching staff to maintain our high standards and achieve success in Khune’s absence.

“Kaizer Chiefs would like to assure everyone. Including our supporters that we remain committed to our core values of discipline, integrity, respect, and unity. We appreciate the unwavering support of our loyal supporters. Encourage them to stand together with us as we navigate through this challenging phase.”