Despite the fact that Itumeleng Khune’s future is still to be decided, Kaizer Chiefs have named him among the 25 players that will represent them in the CAF Champions League.
Khune, the Amakhosi’s number one and captain, is on the verge of making a full return to action when the PSL resumes next month, playing in a few friendlies in recent weeks as he seeks to get back to match fitness.
However, Khune will see his contract at Naturena expire at the end of the season, and it has been widely publicised that he has not yet made a decision on where his future may lie.
The ‘keeper’s inclusion in Stuart Baxter’s CAF squad has signalled that, irrespective of the rumours, Khune remains in the club’s plans for the future, reiterating the fact that they don’t want to lose him.
Chiefs are technically allowed to register another five players on top of the 25 they have already put forward between July 1st and August 5th, meaning that, should Khune’s situation change, they can add any new additions in the second window.
Not too much can be read into Khune’s situation at present, with Chiefs adopting a ‘business as usual’ strategy, while Baxter has spoken highly of the player’s attitude since returning to training this year.