Itumeleng Khune replaced Nigerian international Daniel Akpeyi after he was red carded against Wydad Casablanca on Saturday. Amakhosi eventually ran out 1-0 winners despite being down to 9-men after striker Samir Nurkovic also saw red.
“I’ll think about that in the next day or two. I mean, he’s had a hell of a time in his life, you know, with what’s happened,” Hunt told the media.
“But he’s one who, I can see he’s coming back mentally.
“I always felt Itu’s problem – and I’ve said it to him, I don’t hide it – is that I think he fell out of love with the game. You know, you’ve got to love the game.
“And sometimes it happens in football careers, and sometimes you need a jolt. And what’s happened to him off the field is tragic.
“Maybe I’ve seen a certain something that’s coming back. Mentally and love for the game.
“You’ve got to go to training every day and love it. We’ve spoken about it, we speak about it.”
Itumeleng Khune has battled with injury and fitness over the past 3 years. He has not reached the heights he has been so famed for in his career since returning from a long-term injury last year.
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