PSL News 12.2.2018 01:43 pm

Khune defies running tummy to lead Chiefs to victory

Itumeleng Khune of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership match between Baroka FC and Kaizer Chiefs at Peter Mokaba Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Polokwane, South Africa. (Photo by Philip Maeta/Gallo Images)

Itumeleng Khune of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership match between Baroka FC and Kaizer Chiefs at Peter Mokaba Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Polokwane, South Africa. (Photo by Philip Maeta/Gallo Images)

Itumeleng Khune ignored a running stomach to lead Kaizer Chiefs to a 3-0 win over Golden Arrows in a Nedbank Cup match over the weekend.

Khune was awarded the Man-of-the-Match award for his fine displays on Sunday afternoon.

Coach Steve Komphela revealed that Khune complained about his stomach during the match.

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“Funny enough, now as we had a chat in the dressing room he says to me, ‘Mukwetlisi (Coach), you know I think I must always have this running tummy, because each time I have a running tummy I get Man-of-the-Match’. He’s reminding me that even in Bafana matches and all that,” said Komphela.

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“He played today [Sunday] and he had a little bit of an upset stomach, so I said to him, ‘My man I’m going to pray that you stay like that in matches so that you can pull Man-of-the-Match (performances).

“So, it’s good that an athlete commits to the cause, plays very well, saves and makes the team win when they are still not on top of their physical condition,” added Komphela.

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