Amakhosi goalkeeper Khune has been called out for disclosing a fellow player’s mental health struggles.
Khune Itumeleng has been slammed for his recent comments to the media about his fellow player Brandon Peterson’s mental health.
According to Sunday World, Peterson came under fire following a string of goalkeeping errors that cost Amakhosi crucial points. They even got knocked out of the cup competition. He was then dropped by interim coach Cavin Johnson, and Khune supported the decision.
In a comment to the publication, Khune said, “We [players] all know what he is going through, and we are trying to help him. Even the club has provided resources for him by bringing in Dr Henning Gericke, who is a psychologist, just to discover what he is going through on and off the field.”
“So, they have been having sessions and you could see that Brandon has changed his way of doing things – he is not himself.” He continued,
“He is a father, a leader and as the captain of the club, I’m grooming him [to be the future captain] when the legs cannot carry me anymore. I know the armband will be in safe hands.”
Fans have called for Khune to be punished. They wrote, “Kaizer Chiefs must discipline Khune Itumeleng. He got no right at all to discuss Peterson personal issues. I hope management will do right here.”