Note: This is an update on Bimenyimana’s exit from Chiefs
On Wednesday, Kaizer Chiefs confirmed they had parted ways with striker Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana after just one full season with the club.
The Soweto club released a statement to say: “Kaizer Chiefs have come to an agreement with striker, a to part ways after one season. He featured 21 times for Chiefs (17 starts + 4 subs) and found the back of the net 8 times. He will be free to join a team of his choice and we wish him well in his future.”
For quite some time, it has been widely reported that Chiefs were open to selling Bimenyimana with a year still left on his contract, and it’s now quite clear that he wanted to leave.
After Chiefs confirmed the news, the striker took to Instagram to open up on his exit, as reported by iDiski Times.
“It was a hard decision to take but after all what happened it worth it,” he stated. “All I can say is thank you lord, my prayers has been answered.
“I feel really happy to be free. God never disappoints me. I can’t wait for the next chapter.”
Although he actually finished the league season as Chiefs’ top scorer, a few of those goals came from the penalty spot, while the forward mainly played off the bench during the latter parts of the season as he fell out of favour.
A couple of options were apparently been put on the table, but during the team’s new jersey unveiling last month, the towering striker was seen among the players and it was thought that he may end up receiving a lifeline at the club.
However, in the end, it’s been decided that he will be leaving after all.