Kaizer Chiefs goalie Itumeleng Khune is in trouble again with Amakhosi. The skipper, who had trouble with the club last year when he demanded more money from the club, might be facing a lawsuit from Kaizer Chiefs.
According to a Sunday World report, the club is angry at Khune for taking an endorsement deal with Danone without informing it first. According to the article, Chiefs feels betrayed by the goalie.
“Khune basically breached [his] contract of employment with Chiefs by signing an endorsement deal without the authorisation of the club. He is the property of the club and he can’t go around endorsing products that are not aligned with the club without the blessings of the club,” a source who spoke to the newspaper said.
“The bosses feel Khune is ungrateful, taking into account that they gave him a good contract even after all his transfer issues last year.”
Khune and Chiefs were at odds in 2015 when the player allegedly demanded way more money than the club was offering. This prompted Kaizer Chiefs manager Bobby Motaung to lash out at the player, saying that Amakhosi would not break the bank for the player.
“I don’t think we would break the bank. We have standards at Chiefs and criteria of how we deal with our contracts and we stick to that,” Motaung said.
“If there is a bigger offer, it’s about the money for him. We’ve had players who have done that before. We won’t be shaken by clubs that offer more money. Players have come and left with this type of situation in the past and we have allowed them,” he added.
Chiefs and Khune, however, resolved the matter and the player was offered a three-year contract.