Soccer star Itumeleng Khune and wife Sphelele Makhunga broke the internet with rumours that they are going separate ways.

Rumours said Sphelele packed her bags and left Khune.

Khune spent his first Christmas without his family.

Though the couple denied they had gone their separate ways, sources say they are no longer together.

Makhunga responded to the rumours and said: “Well I have never responded to any of yall’s sh*t and I will certainly not start now this year. Now go ahead and publish your bedtime stories.”

Khune also replied to the claims and said: “You have a nerve neh. Go ahead and embarrass yourself with lies.”