Kaizer Chiefs have a way of working themselves into the hearts of their players, and many soccer stars likely to remain at Naturena for long periods. But who have been the stalwarts at the club for four years or more? Who are these longest serving players at Kaizer Chiefs?
Itumeleng Khune – 12 years
Siphiwe Tshabalala – 9 years
George Lebese– 8 years
Bernard Parker-5 years
Willard Katsande– 5 years
Brilliant Khuzwayo– 4 years
Tshepo Masilela– 4 years
Eric Mathoho– 4 years
Itumeleng Khune is, of course, the longest-serving member of the team, having graduated from the club’s youth ranks back in 2004 and has been serving the club for 12 years now.
Siphiwe Tshabalala and George Lebese, who finished as the club’s leading goalscorer last season, follow closely behind the goalkeeper. Tshabalala has been serving the club for 9 years and Lebese 8 years.
Bernard Parker and Willard Katsande follow behind Lebese and Tshabalala with 5 years of serving the club.
Followed by Khuzwayo,Masilela, and Mathoho with 4 years of serving the club.
With so many changes taking place at the club, it’s nice to pay tribute to the men who have donned the shirt for several seasons.