Veteran Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune says he’s working hard to maintain fitness while serving his suspension from the DStv Premiership club.

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Khune was sanctioned by Amakhosi and saw his club captaincy revoked after arriving at training recently while still under the influence of alcohol.

He is, however, still set to be a part of the upcoming Carling All-Stars team, having been voted in by supporters.

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Speaking to the media after training with his fellow All-Stars on Thursday, Khune expressed his delight to be taking part in the match – against Stellenbosch on Saturday, 6 January.

He said according to the FARPost: “I’m doing great, I’m doing well. I think everyone has seen that I’ve been keeping fit. I’ve been training very hard because as a 24-hour pro you can’t relax at any given time, you will never know where your destiny is.

“And when they opened the votes for the fans to start voting, and I saw my name there, I told myself that in whatever that I’m going through, it is a blessing in disguise, and I just had to stay ready for anything that is coming my way.”

Itumeleng Khune added: “I’m happy that I’ve managed to carry that through over the years that I will have that never-say-die spirit, and nothing will discourage me. But I’m happy that I’ve been keeping fit, and I’m happy to be here.”

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