- Kaizer Chiefs have questioned the news that goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has been suspended while Khama Billiat could miss the clash against Simba SC as well
- The Glamour Boys, Chiefs, issued a statement on social media regarding Khune and Billiat but hard-to-please supporters are not happy
- Taking a look at the comments, Chiefs fans have shared divided reactions, many raising questions on the club’s social media admin while some have come to believe Khune is indeed suspended
Kaizer Chiefs are on the verge of missing key players in their CAF Champions League quarter-final encounter against Simba SC on Saturday afternoon.
Veteran goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune will not face the Tanzanian outfit on Saturday at FNB Stadium as he out is out due to suspension.
Meanwhile, Amakhosi also clarified the issue regarding striker Khama Billiat. The 30-year-old was a notable absentee in their midweek match against Swallows FC.
Coach Gavin Hunt’s troops faced the Dube Birds in the Soweto Derby and the Zimbabwean’s name was not even included in the 18-man squad.
After a fan posted a question on the club’s official Twitter account, Chiefs replied and set the record straight on the duo’s availability for the crucial match.
“Khune is suspended, we will advise on Billiat #Amakhosi4Life.”
Despite the response from the club, some of the followers have joined the conversation and raised questions on when and how their favourite netminder was suspended.
“But it was Akpeyi who got a red card... Khune is suspended by who because he was never booked when we were playing AC Horoya and that was our last game.”
“Suspended admin? We need him tomorrow. We are not taken seriously mos lana, isn't he injured?”
“Based on comments here, most supporters do not follow Chiefs news nor games played or they have amnesia.”
“Billiat is your solution in getting goals in tomorrow's clash. Leaving him out will be costly for Chiefs.”
Meanwhile, news reports emerged on Friday morning that Amakhosi supporters have embarked on a peaceful march to the club‘s headquarters in Naturena, south of Johannesburg.
Visuals from the club’s base on NewzRoomAfrika showed the club’s marketing director Jessica Motaung joining the disgruntled supporters on a song.
Among the complaints from the hard-to-please supporters is poor management, trophy drought, and that football manager Bobby Motaung should do the honourable thing, to step down.
In other sports stories, Briefly News reported that legend Linda Buthelezi has called for Billiat’s release from his contract, arguing that the skilful player has nothing to offer.
Billiat’s future has attracted wide speculation as the 2020/21 DStv Premiership season is drawing to a close.
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Source: Briefly News