Give Kingston a break – Khune

2013-10-24 17:52

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Kaizer Chiefs captain Itumeleng Khune has pleaded with the club’s supporters to give striker Kingston Nkhatha a break.

Nkhatha has been at the receiving end of the boo boys after his below-par performances lately.

He was again booed this past weekend when Chiefs visited Free State Stars.

This is not the first time the marksman has come under attack from his own supporters.

He was the subject of the same boo brigade last season, which prompted Chiefs to come up with a slogan – “Don’t boo our players” – denouncing the bad behaviour.

Now Khune has entered the fray, saying it is not good for the morale of the team as it affects all the players.

“Last season we made a campaign regarding the booing of Nkhatha, but supporters have started booing him again. He is one of us and he contributed to us winning a double last season. What is happening to him is not nice and we need to condemn it,” said Khune.

Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter also said he did not understand how the supporters could boo one of their own and called on them to respect his team selection.

“I don’t see (the) crowd calling for Nkhatha to be taken off, but he has got my absolute confidence when on the field. I’m pleased he is in my team,” said Baxter.

“I see him every day in training and I know his qualities. People can keep asking for him to be substituted but I decide who plays.”

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.