Kaizer Chiefs head coach Gavin Hunt has confirmed that Itumeleng Khune is now not the membership’s captain.
The under-fire goalkeeper returned to the beginning line-up throughout Amakhosi’s 2-1 defeat to AmaZulu on Wednesday, however he wasn’t carrying the captain’s armband.
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Hunt was then requested to clarify the explanation behind handing Ramahlwe Mphahlele the armband as an alternative of Khune, who has been the membership’s captain for a few years.
And Hunt mentioned it is because had been out for a very long time whereas on the similar time confirming Mphahlele because the workforce’s new skipper.
“Ramahlwe is the captain now,” Hunt instructed the media.
“Khune has been out for a very long time however Rama is the captain now,” he concluded.
This isn’t the primary that Khune has been requested to step except for main Amakhosi out the tunnel.
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In Stuart Baxter’s third and ultimate season in 2014-15, Khune was changed by Tefu Mashamaite because the membership’s captain as he struggled with a long-term harm that even noticed him miss the 2014 MTN8 ultimate towards Orlando Pirates in Durban.
He returned from the harm the next season however Steve Komphela, who had simply changed Stuart Baxter on the time, opted for Siphiwe Tshabalala with Khune as his deputy.
However that was till Tshabalala requested to be relieved of his duties in order that he might focus extra on his sport.
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Khune’s pricey errors this season haven’t made issues any simpler for him to retain the armband as he’s more likely to be out and in of the workforce and Hunt is in search of stability.
The 33-year-old shot-stopper is but to maintain a clear sheet in home competitions this time period.
Khune has conceded 13 objectives in simply seven matches throughout all home matches to this point; an undesirable file given the goalkeeper’s requirements.