Kaizer Chiefs have once again released two players as they continue to overhaul their squad ahead of the upcoming season of 2022/23 DStv Premiership. Amakhosi have released a total of 12 players.
The latest two to pack their bags and leave Naturena are Ramahlwe Mphahlele and Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya. Amakhosi decided against extending the duo contracts and the players are now free to join other clubs.
“Kaizer Chiefs and Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya have come to a decision to part ways. The defender joined Chiefs’ development ranks before being promoted to the senior team in January 2018. Our well wishes to Siphosakhe for the future,” Chiefs tweeted
“Kaizer Chiefs have opted to not extend Ramahlwe Mphahlele’s contract when it expires in June. His leadership on and off the pitch saw him wear the captain’s armband numerous times. Thank you ‘Rama’ and all the best in the future,” they added.
These signings came after the Glamour Boys announced the new signings yesterday. Dillan Solomons, Kamohelo Mahlatsi, and Lehlogonolo George Matlou from Swallows FC, Siyethemba Sithebe from AmaZulu FC, and the official promotion of Mduduzi Shabalala will be joining Arthur Zwane’s squad when the pre-season starts.
Other players who have left Amakhilosi include Dumisani Zuma, Bernard Parker, Samir Nurkovic, Lebohang Manyama, Lazarous Kambole, Daniel Cardoso, Leonardo Castro, Daniel Akpeyi, Kearyn Baccus.
Chiefs are reportedly expected to announce the promotion of Karabo Molefe from their reserve team. While they have also been linked with Cape Town City’s left back Terrence Mashego.
The deal of Yusuf Maart between the Soweto giants and Sekhukhune United is understood to be completed and it remains to be seen if Chiefs will unveil the player soon.
ARTHUR ZWANE PLAYING A PART IN EXITS AND ACQUISITIONS
During the unveiling of the new coaches, the club’s football manager Bobby Motaung revealed that coaches played a part in choosing the signings and releasing players.
“Fortunately, as I said, they’ve been part of the acquisitions that are coming in. And when we make an announcement of who’s coming and leaving, they’d have been part of it. Even those [players] who have been released, they are part of the decisions. So, let’s allow the issue of the players to be announced properly in due course,” he told the media.
Motaung also mentioned what was kind of a mandate to Zwane and his assistant coach Dillon Sheppard. “There’s a seven-year trophy drought and supporters are looking forward to achieving something. So, it’s a continuation — they are coming into a system they have been part of. And it’s about success, achieving and winning trophies.
“That’s one of the reasons we decided to keep them and let them lead because they’ve raised their hands and they know what we are facing,” Motaung added.