Absa Premiership

Chiefs speak out on Khune, Motaung 'spat'

2015-04-29 18:21
Itumeleng Khune (Supplied)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune along with the club's football manager Bobby Motaung have rubbished rumours that there has been a fall out between the two.

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According to Amakhosi's official website, it has been mentioned that there was a dispute between Motaung and Khune during last Wednesday’s Absa Premiership game between Chiefs and Polokwane City.

The Naturena club released a statement saying there is no truth in what certain publications said happened between Khune and Motaung.

“The club wants to stress that at no time was there a discussion between Motaung and Khune about the goalkeeper not being allowed to enter the pitch to join the championship winning celebrations,” said the released statement.

Khune was suspended for the Polokwane game, due to having received a red-card against AmaZulu.

“I didn’t even speak to Itu on the day,” Motaung said about the allegations that there was a heated discussion between the two.

“The words in the newspapers are not authentic.”

Khune was also shocked to see the newspaper reports: “Those stories are not true. Besides that, I was sitting with the other players in the Super Suite, while Bobby was in the Presidential Suite.”

Chiefs further added about players contracts stating that they would inform the media on any players leaving the club at the end of the season.

“Chiefs also would like to reiterate that contract negotiations between players and clubs can sometimes take time.

“We have informed the media on numerous occasions on the progress of the various talks.

“For example, we recently extended the contracts for Siphiwe Tshabalala and Brilliant Khuzwayo.

“Other contracts, however, can take longer to be concluded.

It has been confirmed by Motuang that contract talks already started last year with Khune and Tefu Mashamaite.

“To conclude a deal, we need two to tango,” says Motaung.

“Some negotiations can be quickly done, while others take longer. The talks with both players are ongoing.”

Chiefs have already secured the PSL title but are set to face Mamelodi Sundowns in a fierce battle for pride in Pretoria.

Kick-off is set for 19:30.

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