Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zvane shed light on why the club captain Itumeleng Hun not ready to play despite calls for him to return.

Khune last featured for Amakhosi in the MTN8 quarter finals vs Mamelodi Sundowns before he fell out of favor with the rest of the company.

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Zwane insisted the 35-year-old shotstopper is not yet ready to be between the sticks, but revealed he is training “program” prepare for action.

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“You know what’s important when you’re dealing with individuals. First you need to look at his mental state, that’s one thing.” – he said during a press conference on Thursday.

“He is physically and mentally ready, psychologically ready to go out and give his best. Yes, Itu has been doing well in training, but he is in the program and we are pushing him to play at the highest level.

“Because you have to throw him in the deep end? Yes, he has experience, he can help, we know. But we need a fit Itou, a focused Itou, a Itou in which we know when he’s there [starting XI] he’s going to add value.”

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Itumeleng Khune training with Kaizer Chiefs – Photo: Facebook – Itumeleng Khune

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Khun has hinted that he wants to play until he is 40 and is not looking to retire any time soon.

And when Zwane gave him the armband before the season started, it meant he wanted to use Spider-Man.

However, the Kaizer Chiefs mentor added that Khun’s experience alone will not help unless he is well prepared physically.

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“WE WILL GIVE HIM A CHANCE”

“Otherwise, we’re going to drop him in the hope that he’ll use his experience, but if he’s not physically ready, that could also go against him and haunt the team down the road.” he added.

“We protect all the players, not just Itu. Maybe it’s about Ita now, but we treat all players the same.

“We’re trying to make sure they’re all ready and we can see that if you look at the way we want to play, it’s demanding, it’s demanding a lot from our players and our guys, they’ve responded positively.

“Yes, the results are not out yet, but we try to give everyone a fair chance and if Itu is ready to play, we will definitely give him a chance to play because we need experience, but we want him to be ready to compete. .”

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