In the beginning, Steve Komphela the new Kaizer Chiefs coach was unsettled about the return of goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune and the midfielder Mandla Masango. Yesterday Siphiwe Tshabalala the new captain for the club talked about the talent of the trio who left the club last month.
On Wednesday Kaizer Chiefs held a press conference and some of the players made it clear that they miss the players that have left the club and that the club needs them. Khune and Masango left the club at the end of June when their contracts at Chiefs. The two players are still to meet with Bobby during the course of the week for talks that should put an end to speculation regarding their future.
We understand that Komphela is keen to see Khune come back to Amakhosi but the coach was mum on any updates regarding Khune.
“I think that process is still ongoing and I do not want to make premature comments, because tomorrow I may have to revisit what I say now. I will leave the process to unfold” he said.
Tshabalala was a bit more open about the issue at hand. “If that is the case and it is true that they might be coming back…we will welcome them. They are no strangers to this club, they are good players and they are great role models. They will definitely add value in the team.” Tshabalala said. “I have played with Itu for more than six years, Mandla and Mashamaite as well. Those are quality players and they contributed a lot to our success. It was sad to see them leave the team but I won’t dwell much on that” he added.
Khune and Mandla are still waiting to sit down with the club and discuss a way forward.