Khune faces Chiefs law­suit

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JO­HAN­NES­BURG — Kaizer Chiefs are con­sid­er­ing su­ing Itume­leng Khune for sign­ing an en­dorse­ment deal with­out ob­tain­ing per­mis­sion from the club, ac­cord­ing to re­ports.

Khune be­came one of South Africa’s high­est paid play­ers when he signed a new deal with the Glam­our Boys in July 2015, and it seems his cur­rent con­tract pro­hibits him from sign­ing with new per­sonal spon­sors with­out au­tho­ri­sa­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to Sun­day World, the 29-year-old is fac­ing le­gal ac­tion from the club af­ter ink­ing a deal with Danup yo­ghurt. Khune has been ac­tively en­dors­ing the prod­uct on his of­fi­cial so­cial me­dia ac­counts.

“Khune ba­si­cally breached con­tract of em­ploy­ment with Chiefs by sign­ing an en­dorse­ment deal with­out the au­tho­ri­sa­tion of the club,” said an anony­mous source as quoted by the pub­li­ca­tion.

“He is the prop­erty of the club and he can’t go around en­dors­ing prod­ucts that are not aligned with the club, with­out the bless­ings of the club.”

The club’s man­age­ment is fur­ther an­gered with Khune as he is pic­tured with team­mates, Kea­gan Buchanan and Ge­orge Maluleka, at one of the prod­ucts pro­mo­tional events.

Spokesper­son of Danone, San­dra Dorville, de­clined to in­form any fur­ther de­tails of the cur­rent deal they have with the Bafana Bafana goal­keeper.

“Khune and Danone have signed a con­fi­den­tial agree­ment that doesn’t al­low us to share the con­tent of this agree­ment,” she said.

e goal­keeper also signed for Dur­ban­based New­ton Sports Agency last month as he set his sights on life af­ter foot­ball de­spite only be­ing in his 20s.

“I like the way New­ton Agency does busi­ness and knew they would be a good match for me in the next stage of my ca­reer,” the Amakhosi star said.

Mean­while, Khune will be in ac­tion this week­end for Bafana Bafana as Shakes Mashaba’s charges look to claim max­i­mum points against Sene­gal in their 2018 Soc­cer World Cup qual­i­fier.

Bafana and Sene­gal clash on Satur­day at the Peter Mok­aba Sta­dium in a Group D en­counter.

Kick-off is at 15:00.— Su­pers­port.

Itume­leng Khune

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