Kaizer Chiefs announce Khune as new captain

Kaizer Chiefs announce

Kaizer Chiefs announce

Kaizer Chiefs have handed the captain’s armband to goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune ahead of the 2016/17 Absa Premiership season.

The shot-stopper takes over from Siphiwe Tshabalala following rampant speculation that he was set to forgo the captain’s duties.

Kaizer Chiefs announce

Many touted Willard Katsande as a potential contender for the Chiefs captaincy but the club have settled on Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Khune.

The Glamour Boys made the announcement via their Twitter page: “Khune will lead the Amakhosi as the Team Captain going into the new season.”

Coach Steve Komphela indicated at the start of the month that Khune and Tshabala

Kaizer Chiefs announce

it appears Khune is back in the front of the line. Kaizer Chiefs announce

Kaizer Chiefs defender Erick Mathoho

Kaizer Chiefs defender Erick Mathoho faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after tearing a ligament in his ankle at the Rio Olympics.

Mathoho, who is likely to be out for over a month, sustained the knock in South Africa’s 1-0 loss to Denmark in Brasilia on August 8.

Chiefs announced on Twitter: ‘Injury Update: Erick ‘Tower’ Mathoho tore a ligament in his ankle while playing for South Africa’s Under-23s against Denmark.’

Amakhosi coach Steve Komphela has Daniel Cardoso, Lorenzo Gordinho, Ramahlwe Mphahlele and the transfer-listed Siyanda Xulu as his remaining options in central defence.

The Glamour Boys have also handed a trial to Zimbabwean defender Teenage Hadebe.

Chiefs Must Help Manqele to come out of troubles.

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