Kaizer Chiefs star goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune won’t feature against Orlando Pirates in the Carling Black Label Cup.
Chiefs face Soweto rivals Pirates in the traditional pre-season cup game next Saturday at the FNB Stadium.
Amakhosi’s medical team has confirmed that Khune is still not 100% fit after his horrific shoulder injury mid last season that only cost him a trip to AFCON 2019.
“He [Khune] has made a considerable progress but we will only be able to ascertain his readiness to play at the beginning of August. A shoulder injury is sensitive and we have to make sure he is comfortable and ready to play,” said the club’s Doctor Dave Miller on the club’s website.
Miller also confirmed that exciting youngster Nkosingiphile Ngcobo is still far behind a come back after suffering an Achilles heel injury last season.
“Ngcobo will still need to go through a strengthening phase, he is doing well though considering that the Achilles normally can take a bit of time to recover. We are looking September to have him joining his teammates on the ball.”
“This means Khune and Ngcobo will not be available during the upcoming preseason friendly matches taking place this weekend in Botswana and next week’s the much anticipated Carling Black Label Cup,” concluded Miller.
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