Amazulu React Angrily to Siyethemba Sithebe Signing for Kaizer Chiefs, Player Never to Wear Team Jersey Again

Amazulu React Angrily to Siyethemba Sithebe Signing for Kaizer Chiefs, Player Never to Wear Team Jersey Again

Byron Pillay
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
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  • Amazulu have once again reacted angrily to news of Kaizer Chiefs' pursuit of midfielder Siyethemba Sithebe
  • Sithebe signed a pre contract with the Amakhosi and will join Kaizer Chiefs when his contract with Amazulu ends
  • Amazulu's owner Sandile Zungu has said Siyethemba Sithebe will never wear an Amazulu jersey again

Siyethemba Sithebe will spend the rest of the season as an outcast at Amazulu after news broke that he had signed a pre-season contract with Kaizer Chiefs.

Amazulu have reacted angrily to the news, believing that the Amakhosi approached the player before they were legally allowed to do so.

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Amazulu have reacted angrily to news that Siyethemba Sithebe has already agreed a deal with Kaizer Chiefs. Image: @mngunisiyethemba
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Sithebe is in his final six months of his contract with Amazulu and is therefore allowed to be approached by other clubs.

However, Amazulu FC owner Sandile Zungu hit out at Chiefs for speaking to the player before the transfer window officially opened. He's also punished the player, promising that he will never wear the Amazulu jersey during his last remaining months at the club.

“Nothing personal, he will never wear the Usuthu jersey again. We will never allow him to wear the jersey. That shows we are not satisfied with the way he is leaving the club. He has contributed a lot to the team, but whether he is a good leaver or bad, his jersey is rotten,” Zungu was quoted as saying by Soccer Laduma.

Sithebe will join the Amakhosi at the end of the season, but the Amakhosi were hoping to lure the player during the January transfer window.

They recently offered Amazulu two players in exchange for Sithebe but this angered Amazulu as well, according to KickOff.

Amazulu angered by Kaizer Chiefs transfer proposal, won't let Siyethemba Sithebe go in exchange for 'rejects'

Earlier Sports Brief reported on the news that Amazulu were upset with Kaizer Chiefs over the attempts to sign Siyethemba Sithebe. Chiefs tried to sign midfielder from Usuthu by offering the KZN club two other players in return.

Amazulu Chairman Sandile Zungu confirmed to KickOff that Chiefs had offered Amazulu two players in exchange for Sithebe but he turned down the offer because the club was not interested in signing 'rejects'.

The Amakhosi were looking to secure the player's services during the January transfer window though after losing out Teboho Mokoena's signature to Mamelodi Sundowns. Chiefs were accused of not doing enough to sign Mokoena. They were also mocked by Royal AM in their pursuit of Victor Letsoalo.

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Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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