Phakaaathi Reporter
Football writer
1 minute read
25 Sep 2017
10:07 am

Khune boost for Chiefs ahead of Baroka clash

Phakaaathi Reporter

Kaizer Chiefs have recieved a major boost ahead of Saturday's clash against Baroka FC with the news that goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has recovered from the head injury he picked up against Golden Arrows.

Itumeleng Khune and coach Steve Komphela (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)

The Amakhosi captain was stretchered off the pitch during his team’s goalless draw against Abafana Bes’thende at FNB Stadium after suffering what appeared to be a concussion.

Edmore Chirambadare had to play as a goalkeeper for the remaining minutes because coach Steve Komphela had already made all the substitutions.

“Khune fell heavily on his head,” Dr Hashendra Ramjee told the club’s website.

“He had a sore neck and a headache from the clash. We took him to hospital where he was examined. Accordingly, he was cleared of danger.

“Itu will undergo a series of checks and rehabilitation, however, he should be ready for the next match.”

Chiefs will play Baroka FC at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday at 6pm.