Cape Town - Injury-hit
Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has surrendered the captain's armband
to Tefu Mashamaite until he has re-established himself in the first team.
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Khune made his return from injury in Amakhosi's 2-1 win over
Township Rollers in the CAF Champions League at FNB Stadium on Saturday, but
Mashamaite retained the captain's armband.
The goalkeeper last captained Chiefs in August last year and
has been sidelined for some time with an ankle injury.
There were some questioning eyebrows raised when Khune
started the game but was not named captain, however coach Stuart Baxter
revealed it was the keeper who suggested Mashamaite should keep the captaincy.
"It was a nice touch by Itu in the squad meeting,"
"He said he thinks that Mashamaite should retain the
"We had a talk, me and Itu, and we agreed that this
would be the best solution that Masha should continue with the captaincy until
he is 100 per cent and back as a regular."