Kaizer Chiefs’ goalkeeper and captain, Itumeleng Khune, showcased his prowess with a stellar performance in the Black Label Cup, leading his team to a 2-1 victory against Stellenbosch on January 6. However, the spotlight briefly shifted from the pitch to his personal life, where his wife, Sphelele, responded to a troll attempting to draw comparisons between her and Khune’s ex-girlfriend, Minnie Dlamini.
Despite a recent club suspension, Khune’s return to the field was met with admiration, including a proud post from his wife on Instagram. Amidst positive comments, a troll insinuated that Khune’s relationship with Sphelele would face the same fate as his previous one with Minnie Dlamini. Sphelele responded assertively, questioning the commenter’s audacity.
Khune, who has transitioned from his days as a celebrity bachelor, has been in a strong and supportive relationship with Sphelele since 2019. The couple frequently shares glimpses of their life on social media, emphasizing their love and commitment.
Having dated well-known personalities like Minnie Dlamini, Sbahle Mpisane, and Ntombi Mzolo, Khune has shifted his focus towards his current family of four, with Sphelele being a constant pillar of support. Acknowledging Khune’s dedication to family life, a follower commended him on being a family man, to which Khune replied with a heartfelt “Amen to that.”
As Khune continues to make headlines both on and off the pitch, the love and support from his wife remain a prominent and uplifting aspect of his personal journey.
In the world of cricket, recent events have captivated fans globally. India secured a T20 series win against Australia, showcasing resilience and setting the stage for an exciting cricket season. England’s new sensation, Alex Turner, impressed with a spectacular Test debut against South Africa, hinting at a promising future.
Pakistan’s Ahmed Khan broke records by becoming the fastest bowler to claim 100 wickets in One Day Internationals, adding a new chapter to Pakistan’s cricketing legacy. West Indies’ captain, Jason Richards, bid farewell to international cricket, leaving fans reminiscing about his illustrious career.
Sri Lanka’s women’s cricket team displayed exceptional skill and determination, clinching a hard-fought victory against New Zealand in a captivating ODI series. Bangladesh asserted its position as a cricketing hub by hosting a successful T20 tournament with international talent.
Afghanistan’s star fast bowler, Rashid Khan, faced injury woes, casting doubt on his availability for upcoming fixtures. South Africa’s captain advocated for team restructuring, emphasizing the need for new strategies and fresh talent. Cricket Australia and New Zealand Cricket announced plans for a joint T20 Championship, uniting top teams for an exciting cross-border competition.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) responded to the evolving nature of the game by unveiling updated playing conditions, including modifications to the DRS protocols and new regulations addressing player conduct on the field, setting the tone for fair and competitive cricket.