The Amakhosi captain was banned from the DStv Premiership side in December after reportedly arriving to training under the influence of alcohol.

He was granted permission to play in the Carling Black Label Cup in January, and won the Man of the Match award as an All Star XI defearted Stellenbosch 2-1.

He has now returned to training, revealed an Amakhosi statement.

The club posted on their website: “Kaizer Chiefs’ longest serving player, Itumeleng Khune, has rejoined the team following his separation from his teammates in order to fulfill certain conditions required of him before he could be allowed back at the Village.

“Khune was suspended early in December to afford him an opportunity to complete a corrective programme designed for him to meet set expectations for a professional athlete.

“Upon completion of the programme, a report from an independent body of professionals was received and shared with the technical team to demonstrate that he had done all that was required.

“During his three month absence, Khune says he fully participated in the programmes set out for him and believes they assisted with his personal growth and development as a professional athlete as well as an individual. He looks forward to working hard at training and sharing his knowledge with his teammates.

“As Kaizer Chiefs, we welcome Itu back to the home he has known for over 25 years and we remain committed to our core values of discipline, integrity, respect, and unity.”