In the upcoming January Transfer Window, Kaizer Chiefs are expected to lose three players.
Kaizer Chiefs and Arthur Zwane could be saying goodbye to these THREE players by the time January transfer window arrives.
Chiefs have already started to develop a shopping list of players for January.
However, if they are going to sign these players they need to release a few too. Judging by selection and form these THREE Amakhosi players may very well be heading out of Naturena.
1. KHAMA BILLIAT
As shocking as it sounds, Billiat may very well be leaving Amakhosi and soon. This season he has failed to score a single goal, only registering one assist. He is also one of the only players over 30 (32) and he has fallen down the pecking order since the arrival of Caleb-Bonfils Bimenyimana and Ashley Du Preez.
That’s not all, Kgaogelo Sekgota’s rise to form has earned him a regular place in Zwane’s starting line-up. Therefore, even when Billiat returns from injury, he will struggle to get into Amakhosi’s starting team. The harsh reality is, if Billiat does not find form soon, he could be on his way out of Naturena in January.
2) HAPPY MASHIANE
Mashiane’s Amakhosi days are numbered. Since picking up a red card in the CAF Champions League final against Pitso Mosimane’s Al Ahly he has fallen out of favour with Chiefs coaches and management. Stuart Baxter dropped him to the reserves while Zwane and Dillon Sheppard continued the trend.
Mashiane has hardly featured in their side, he is well behind the pecking order too with Reeve Frosler, S’fiso Hlanti and Edmilson Dove all preferred at the back. The cherry on top of his bad time at Chiefs was when he got injured in the Macufe Cup match against MaMkhize’s Royal AM. That may spell the beginning of the end for Mashiane at Chiefs.
3) ERICK MATHOHO
Mathoho is one of two Amakhosi legends left at Chiefs. The other is Itumeleng Khune. However, these two men have two very different situations at Chiefs. Khune is club captain and he has returned to the starting line-up.
The same can not be said for Mathoho, he is a regular reserve who has fallen out of favour with Chiefs coaches and is a shadow of his former self. Costly errors forced him onto the reserves bench. Now, he has been replaced by the likes of Zitha Kwinika, Njabulo Ngcobo and he is even behind Siyabonga Ngezana and Dove. Mathoho may very well be heading out of Naturena come January.