Kaizer Chiefs goal keeper Itumeleng Khune and his wife Sphelele Makhunga have gone separate ways.

This came after sources close to the soccer star revealed that he spent his first Christmas without his family.

A local publication has learnt that Sphelele packed her bags and went home to KwaZulu-Natal in November.

However, the couple denied they had gone their separate ways.

Close relatives and friends said the new mum is not entirely done with her marriage but she was just taking a break for the past few months at home.