Khune gets green light for Kaizer Chiefs

The 26-year-old skipper could return to the Chiefs starting line-up against Arrows with the aim to get him ready for the Sundowns game on Saturday night
By Ernest Makhaya

Goal can confirm that Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has been given the green light to play against Golden Arrows on Wednesday night.

Khune only returned to training last week Friday, but his recovery has been fast-tracked following Reyaad Pieterse's head injury during the second leg of the Caf Champions League against AS Vita last weekend.

AmKhosi's corporate and communications manager Vina Maphosa confirmed to Goal that Khune is in camp with the rest of his teammates preparing for the Arrows' game.

The news will come as a huge relief to coach Stuart Baxter and his technical team who only had Brilliant Khuzwayo fit for this league encounter.

Khuzwayo has had a few good games under his belt so far this season and Baxter will decide later today whether to let him continue or bring back Khune.

Nonetheless, Khune is definitely expected to lead the Glamour Boys against second-placed and title chasers Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday, as Chiefs will need his experience to help them topple their Tshwane opponents.

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