Absa Premiership

I can’t judge Khune - Fernandez

2015-06-05 11:50
Itumeleng Khune (Gallo)

Cape Town - With the character assassinations of Itumeleng Khune coming in from all spheres Rowen Fernandez, whose departure from Chiefs opened the doors for him, has refused to judge the man for his decisions.

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Itumeleng Khune was awarded his first team debut at Kaizer Chiefs in 2007 after Rowen Fernandez’s departure to Arminia Bielefeld left the number one spot open.

Talking on the mass exodus of players from the Soweto Giants, Fernandez suggested that it will be a test of the mental strength of the rest of the side. 

“That’s football, these things happen. Players come and go in all sorts of teams, it’s how you test the character of the team,” he told Sport24.

“Chiefs is just one example; it happens to all the clubs. Wits themselves have a big shake up now with eight or nine players leaving the club. It just shows you that no player is bigger than the club.

“Clubs have a way of working themselves around it and rebuilding themselves for the future.

Referring to his experience of playing with Khune as his understudy, he refrained from making any character assessments of the most talked about South African footballer.

“We didn’t play too many years together. I think I only had one or two years with him so it’s hard for me to judge him.”

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