The Amakhosi skipper could be seen in the stands on Wednesday evening as Virgil Vries was asked to step in for Ernst Middendorp’s first game in charge, and there was good news for the Glamour Boys as they picked up a win and a clean sheet on the German coach’s debut.


Meanwhile, according to Chiefs they explained Khune’s situation on their official website, saying, “Ramahlwe Mphahlele and Mulomowandau Mathoho are both out with a long-time injury, while Itumeleng Khune has a cut to his hand and is therefore left out of the squad.”


However, a source who is also a player in the club stated that Kaizer Chiefs are not saying the actual reason behind Itumeleng Khune absence in yesterday crucial game, according to him, Khune is having his differences with the club over their decision to sign the German Coach Ernst Middendorp stating that that is not the type of coach he would want to have as a coach.