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Chiefs in the dark over Khune injury

Kaizer Chiefs has no answer from Bafana Bafana regarding Itumeleng Khune's injury.

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune. Picture: Facebook.com.

JOHANNESBURG - Bobby Motaung says Kaizer Cheifs are yet to hear back from the Bafana Bafana camp about how serious the injury to Itumeleng Khune is.

The goalkeeper suffered an ankle knock while on national duty for CHAN and was ruled out of the game against Nigeria.

The initial diagnosis was that the player would be out for between three to four days but with Chiefs back in PSL action against Sundowns on Thursday, Motaung says the club is still waiting to find out what the full diagnosis is.

"We have not received anything official from Bafana Bafana regarding Itumeleng Khune's injury. Gordon Igesund may have called the coach to notify him that Khune was injured, but the coach has requested information, and requested the player to come back for scans, but we have received no response."

The club could give a debut to new recruit George Maluleka during the game. Maluleka joined the club from Supersport United and following his high-profile transfer, he admits he is relishing the chance to test himself amongst the country's best players.

"There is always going to be pressure, especially playing for a club like Kaizer Chiefs. I've set goals for myself, and we've also set goals as a team. We need to make sure we work together. There's always going to be pressure, everywhere you go, and we need to take it. We'll do the business on the field."

Coach Stuart Baxter has also heaped praise on the player, admitting that he has settled into the side.

"George has put himself very firmly in the box for selection, with his attitude on the field, his understanding of the way we play, and the quality of his performances."

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