Motaung: Khune injury is real

2011-10-13 13:02

Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs manager Bobby Motaung insists Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune had a real injury after the Sierra Leone game on Saturday. Khune seemed to deceive officials during the crunch AFCON qualifier, as he appeared to feign injury in an effort to waste time.

His actions were condemned by the majority of the South African soccer community, but Motaung believes the gloveman had legitimate back pain on Sunday and has confirmed he was in hospital until Wednesday.

Motaung added that Khune may not be fit in time for Sunday's PSL clash with Black Leopards.

He told the Sowetan: "Khune complained about back pains on Sunday and had to be admitted to hospital. He was only released on Wednesday.

"I have my doubts if he will play this weekend because he missed training this week. I am aware that he appeared to have been faking injuries.

"But I cannot go into those details because I am not a referee. But he was indeed in pains when I saw him on Sunday."


  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-10-13 13:21

    Was probably aggrevated with all that jumping during the after-match

  • Lump of coal - 2011-10-13 13:23

    Dancing injuries are the worst !!!

  • Juzee - 2011-10-13 13:24

    I am a Kaizer Chiefs Supporter/fan... but i have to say "Khune is Clown"... there i said it. Finish&Klaar.

  • Bookworm - 2011-10-13 13:25

    I fail to see how anyone can be writhing in agony and pounding the ground one minute and literally 5 minutes later be running around the stadium like a duracell bunny. I watched the game and I lost a lot of respect for Itumeleng. His antics were truly worthy of an oscar!!

  • sipu.mhlakaza - 2011-10-13 13:25

    We dont care if its real or not. This boy has a big head and that is why we have seen a drop in his form. His decision making is poor and nolonger deserves to be called SAs number !. I am no pro goaly but I can highlight a few technical areas where the boy is poor.

      umkhombo - 2011-10-13 15:32

      I still don't think anyone is better.. he still is the best distributor of the ball in SA.

  • pastordav - 2011-10-13 13:34

    After his histrionics I will not support any Bafan team in which he is playing. He was a disgrace to sport in general and to the SA national colours. Give him the boot!

  • GHT - 2011-10-13 13:34

    Ag please. As real as the boogey man.

  • whynow - 2011-10-13 13:53

    This Khune boy is full of Drama these days, I do not take anything serious said/ written about him. He is more of an sictom actor than a soccer player. He started it by carrying Parker on his back while they were losing to Arrows and the Medical and emergency personnel were around the pitch. Last Saturday he performed an Oscar winning act at Mbombela and now he claims to be Injured. I GIVE UP!!!

  • Annoy - 2011-10-13 15:05

    Who cares , useless

  • Twich - 2011-10-13 15:11

    Khune has become bigger than the game, and no player is bigger than the game, his fall from grace is not going to be pretty at all.

  • BRAKKENJAN STORMER - 2011-10-13 15:21

    dancing them out of the competition,now his gat is think you can dance?etters

  • Khwile - 2011-10-13 15:51

    i will support all the teams as a Mzansi lady who loves my country. Whether Khune was faking or not i will support him as he was doing for the country. let us stop to be judgemental, let us rally behind our boys and girls. Mabhokobhoko played very well. we must stop criticising the coaches as they have done a wonderful job. Love u Mzansi STARSs!!

      Jaco - 2011-10-13 16:56

      I'd rather support people who show integrity for my country - not people who make us ashamed to be associated with them.

  • mudau musandiwa - 2011-10-13 15:55

    why all of a sudden mr motaung, are trying to protecting him. he was dancing after the game we are not fools

  • Mpondozephela - 2011-10-13 16:31

    Ja neh...injured his back while doing the Bokke Jive - I suppose.

  • Ayiza - 2011-10-13 16:35

    All Bobby had to do was to share his disappointment that we did not make AFCON and dodge the question about Kune play acting. Bobby lacks finess.

  • zmathayi - 2011-10-14 12:09

    If South Africa had went through no one would hv complained n everyone,media,coatch,analysts including SA technical team thought if SA cud manage a draw dey r through.People r making noise becoz SA did not qualify,it's not like Kune consided a goal he was plyin accordin to instructions,he wanted SA to qualify. De onlything i can say is SA was a disgrace not to score at home....

  • seshoka.ishmael - 2011-10-17 17:09

    motaung 's justification for khune 's action won't go unchallenged,i am a big chiefs fan but what khune was doing is against fifa fair play,even a my 87 years old grandmother would have seen that what khune was doing was a time waste tactics coz we even saw showing to fans that "i am wasting time" and i think it's time that time waste tactics be regarded as a professional faul since is intational and refeeres should them off immediately

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