Kaizer Chiefs have added a TENTH new signing to their squad after activating his buy-out clause ahead of the closing of the transfer window.
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In a statement released on Wednesday, Stellenbosch FC confirmed the departure of Sibongiseni Mthethwa to Chiefs.
Mthethwa is already in Johannesburg to undergo his medicals, and put pen to paper with his new employers, Chiefs.
Now, what this means is that Chiefs have again beaten arch-rivals Orlando Pirates to the signature of Mthethwa after initially showing interest.
KAIZER CHIEFS COMPLETE THE SIGNING OF SIBONGISENI MTHETHWA
“Stellenbosch Football Club can confirm that Sibongiseni Mthethwa will join Kaizer Chiefs Football Club on a permanent transfer after a buy-out clause in his contract was activated,” reads the statement.
“Ox, as Mthethwa is affectionately known, joined Stellenbosch from Black Leopards in January 2022 and departs after having made 56 appearances for the club across all competitions.”
“He quickly established himself as a leader in the dressing room and was appointed as a vice-captain at the start of this season, while he also won six Bafana Bafana caps during his spell with Stellenbosch.”
STELLENBOSCH FC CEO LAUDS MTHETHWA AS HE LEAVES FOR CHIEFS
“When Mthethwa initially joined the club, a buy-out clause was negotiated into his contract and that has now been activated by Kaizer Chiefs,” Stellenbosch FC CEO Rob Benadie said.
“It’s always sad to part ways with a player and person of Ox’s calibre but we would like to wish him all of the best in this next step of his career.
“He was a consummate professional throughout his time in Stellenbosch and it goes without saying that his influence on the pitch and in the dressing room will be missed.
“Apart from his on-field contributions, he also played an active role in our communities and must be commended for the enthusiastic manner in which he embraced the SFC family and supporters.
“Mthethwa embodied the values of the club, and we would like to thank him for his immense contributions to our cause over the last two years.”