Khune & Bimenyimana ruled out for Black Label Tournament

Kaizer Chiefs captain Itumeleng Khune and striker Caleb Bimenyimana will miss this year’s Carling Black Label tournament through injuries.

The duo is set to miss the first edition of this one-day Carling Black Label tournament, due to continuing knee and groin strain problems respectively.

Khune was replaced before half-time by Brandon Peterson in their 3-1 win against Stellenbosch last month at DHL Stadium, and since then he has not featured in any matches.

Meanwhile, Caleb was reportedly injured after Chiefs’ loss to Chippa United, but he was included in their MTN8 semifinal second leg match against AmaZulu, where he couldn’t finish the match.

“Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper and captain, Itumeleng Khune, as well as striker, Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana, have been ruled out of this year’s Carling Black Label Cup, scheduled to take place on 12 November 2022, at FNB Stadium,” the club’s statement reads.

“The two players have been withdrawn from the voting list following advice from the Chiefs medical team. Khune is being treated for a knee tendon injury, and Caleb for a groin strain.”

The first semi-final at 09h00 will see Mamelodi Sundowns do battle with AmaZulu before Amakhosi and their arch-rivals, the Buccaneers take the stage in the second semi-final at 12h00 at FNB Stadium on 12 November.

Caleb Bimenyimana