Following yet another omission from Kaizer Chiefs’ matchday squad on the weekend, Itumeleng Khune is said to have become increasingly concerned about his situation at the club.
Khune was a notable absentee from Chiefs’ matchday squad in the 2-0 loss against Maritzburg United on Saturday, and indications are that the experienced goalkeeper’s costly errors in recent matches could be playing a part in his slow progress under Gavin Hunt this season.
The Bafana Bafana shot-stopper was last in Chiefs’ matchday squad on December 23, when he was an unused substitute against Angolan side CD Primero de Agosto in the CAF Champions League.
His last appearance was in the DStv Premiership match against SuperSport United on December 15.
In December, Khune committed costly errors in consecutive matches against Black Leopards and SuperSport and has been under fire from the supporters to improve his performances.
“Khune is not happy after he was relegated to the bench (and later out of the squad) after the two silly mistakes that cost the team,” said the source.
Khune is the longest-serving member of the Chiefs squad. He was promoted to the first team from the youth ranks in 2004.