Neo Bohloko: Talented Teenager Set for First-Team Promotion at Kaizer Chiefs

Neo Bohloko: Talented Teenager Set for First-Team Promotion at Kaizer Chiefs

Robert Abong'o
updated at February 13, 2024 at 3:30 PM
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  • Kaizer Chiefs are on the verge of promoting a teenage sensation to the first-team
  • Reports suggest 15-year-old striker Neo Bohloko could start playing with seniors
  • AmaKhosi have a deep history of promoting youth players to senior club football

Kaizer Chiefs are on the brink of promoting a 15-year-old striker to their first team, continuing their tradition of nurturing youth talent within the club.

Recent seasons have seen the club successfully integrate young players into the senior squad, including Samkelo Zwane, Wandile Duba, and Mduduzi Shabalala.

Now, the spotlight is on the emergence of new prospects such as Mfundo Vilakazi and striker Donay Johnson, alongside the highly anticipated addition of Neo Bohloko.

Kaizer Chiefs Youth striker Neo Bohloko. Photo: Kaizer Chiefs Youth.
Kaizer Chiefs are on the verge of promoting Neo Bohloko to the first team. Photo: Kaizer Chiefs Youth.
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Reports suggest that Bohloko is poised to join the first team, highlighting AmaKhosi's commitment to investing in the future.

While acknowledging his youth, sources indicate that both coaching staff believe the player is ready for the challenge of senior-level football.

“Yes, he is young but ready for the first team. The club is working on giving him the chance to train with the first team, but at the moment, the DDC team want him to help their team fight for honours in their league,” said the source, as quoted on SNL24.

However, the source stressed the importance of managing his development carefully, balancing his integration with the team while ensuring he is not overwhelmed by the transition.

Another youngster seeks Kaizer Chiefs breakthrough

Meanwhile, academy graduate Samkelo Zwane is gearing up for a breakthrough campaign in the DStv Premiership.

Despite limited playing time this season, Zwane remains determined to make a significant impact whenever called upon.

“I feel I could have done better in the games I have played, but I have great support from the coaches and my teammates that encourage me to keep growing and improving,” he admitted, as reported by the club’s website.

Chiefs await their next league fixture against TS Galaxy, postponed due to Bafana Bafana's delayed return from AFCON. They are sixth on the PSL log with 24 points after 16 match weeks.

Kaizer Motaung Jr confirms new deals

Sports Brief previously reported that Kaizer Chiefs rewarded three players with fresh contracts following their impressive performances

Midfielder Nkosingiphile Ngcobo and goalkeepers Bruce Bvuma and Brandon Petersen saw their tenures with the club extended.

It was gathered that the contracts of the trio were billed to expire at the end of this season.

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