Kaizer Chiefs have announced the signings of seven players in the transfer window thus far, with one expected player exit now expected to stay!
So far Chiefs have announced, Thathayoane Ditlhokwe, Given Msimango, Mduduzi Mdantsane, Edson Castillo, Pule Mmodi, Ranga Chivaviro and Tebogo Potsane.
In a balancing act, Chiefs have also seen six players leaving their squad, the likes of Eric Mathoho, Siyabonga Ngezana, Phathutshedzo Nange, Cole Alexander, Khama Billiat, Austin Dube all leaving Naturena. Now according to the latest reports, they’re set to release a seventh in the shape of striker Caleb Bimenyimana. The Burundi international striker is believed to be close to joining Moroccan giants Wydad Casablanca. It is thought that a deal has already been agreed by the two clubs, with just the personal terms now outstanding, on the player’s side.
Now having six players leave and still more linked with the exit door such as midfielders George Matlou and Sabelo Radebe, as well as attackers Kamohelo Mahlatsi and Kgaugelo Sekgota means that number could go as high as 10 and if Bimenyimana also ends up finalising the move to Wydad, the number of Chiefs’ exits could go up even higher to 11.
But one of the players in the expected departure list has reportedly been given a new lease on life at Chiefs and is thought to be set for a proper opportunity to prove himself under new coach Molefi Ntseki, according to Soccer-Laduma.
RADEBE TO STAY PUT AT CHIEFS?
“Siya sources in the know have now informed Soccer-Laduma that the 23-year-old (Radebe) appears to have been handed a lifeline by Chiefs’ new coach Molefi Ntseki, who is renowned for his work with the youth, wants the youngster to prove himself in the club’s set up and included him in Amakhosi’s recent trips to Nelspruit, Tanzania and now Botswana. There was talk of a possible move to Stellenbosch FC on loan for the 2023/24 campaign, but indications are that the midfielder is likely to stay on for the time being.” Wrote the publication.
Should Radebe stay on at Chiefs, he will have his work cut out for him competing in that playmaker role with Mdantsane, Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, and sometimes the likes of Keagan Dolly and Mduduzi Shabalala.