Another Squad Overhaul Looming At Kaizer Chiefs
Kaizer Chiefs are believed to have already decided the fate of their senior players, as their deal is set to come to an end in five months time.
The players, whose names have not been revealed, are reportedly not part of the club’s plans for next season and will be allowed to leave on a free transfer.
Kaizer Chiefs are also believed to be ready to make some major changes to their playing staff next season, as they look to improve their performance and challenge for trophies.
Even though there have been names linked with a move to Chiefs, the club is also set to release some of their current players.
Players like Siyethemba Sithebe and Sifiso Hlanti are also facing possible exit, as their contracts are expiring soon.
They have been joined by Happy Mashiane and Zitha Kwinika of late, who are also said to be facing possible exit.
Ngcobo’s situation unclear
One player that has been fighting those exit rumours at Chiefs is Njabulo Ngcobo.
The centre back joined Amakhosi from Swallows, after winning defender of the season in the 2021/22 campaign.
Before putting pen to paper at the club, he fought off stern competition from Mamelodi Sundowns for his services.
The club was able to clinch that deal through their good relationship with the Dube Birds.
However, things have not quite gone according to plan for Ngcobo at Chiefs thus far.
The player has not been a regular in the starting line up in his two-and-a-half years at Naturena.
That has led to rumours that he would be sold by the club at the start of the current season.
The signings of Given Msimango and Thatoayane Dithlokwe only made matters worse, as they added more competition for his position.
But Ngcobo decided to stay and fight for his place, and that seems to have paid dividends as he has managed to get the odd start here and there.
However, his future at the club remains unclear, as he has not been offered a new contract yet.
His current deal expires in June 2024, and he could be tempted to look for a new challenge elsewhere if he does not get more game time at Chiefs.