5 Ex-Kaizer Chiefs Stars Who Won Titles After Leaving Club As Siyabonga Ngezana Earns First Trophy

5 Ex-Kaizer Chiefs Stars Who Won Titles After Leaving Club As Siyabonga Ngezana Earns First Trophy

Byron Pillay
April 30, 2024 at 11:31 AM
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  • Siyabonga Ngezana helped Romanian side FCSB to their first league title in nine years
  • Ngezana is one of many ex-Chiefs players who lifted silverware after leaving the club
  • Amakhosi have not won a trophy since they lifted the 2014/15 ABSA Premiership title

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Sometimes, the grass is greener on the other side.

The DStv Premiership side have not won a title since the 2014/15 season, but some of their stars have since moved on and tasted success.

Siyabonga Ngezana played for Kaizer Chiefs before moving to Romania where he found success.
Siyabonga Ngezana has won his first career trophy in Romania, and joins a list of players who achieved success after leaving Kaizer Chiefs. @SABC_Sport (Twitter)/ Alex Nicodim.
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With Siyabonga Ngezana winning his first piece of silverware in Romania, Sports Brief looks at five former Amakhosi players who left the side and won trophies.

5 former Chiefs players who achieved success

Siyabonga Ngezana

Since being promoted to the senior squad in the 2016/17 season, the defender had made 123 appearances for the side and became one of the Chiefs’ more dependable players.

It was then a shock when he left the side at the start of the current season to play in Romania.

The 26-year-old joined FCSB and, despite struggling at first, soon became a regular in the team.

His standout performances soon helped his side win the Romanian SuperLiga, and break his and the club's trophy drought.

Reyaad Pieterse

Unlike Ngezana, Pieterse did win two trophies with the Amakhosi before he left the squad.

The keeper was part of the ABSA Premiership winning sides of 2012/13 and 2014/15 but has since gone on to win much more.

Pieterse enjoyed a spell at SuperSport United, where he won the Nedbank Cup and MTN8 trophy.

He also picked up five league titles with Mamelodi Sundowns, and two cup wins with the Brazilians as well.

Reneilwe Letsholonyane

One of Chiefs’ more popular players, Letsholonyane won three titles with the side.

The central midfielder lifted the league title twice and the MTN8 trophy once.

He left the Glamour Boys in 2016 to join SuperSport United, where he also lifted the Nedbank Cup and MTN8.

Siphelele Mthembu

Mthembu currently plays for Pretoria Callies in the National First Division, and while his days of winning trophies seem to be over, he does have fond memories of lifting trophies.

The 36-year-old was also part of the last Chiefs squad to win the league, but it wasn’t the last piece of silverware that he picked up.

After leaving the Glamour Boys, Mthembu joined Free State Stars and helped them get a Nedbank Cup title.

He then joined Cape Town City and added the MTN8 title to his resume. City beat SuperSport United in the final in the 2018/19 season, News24 noted.

Lehlohonolo Majoro

The centre-forward won the league title with Chiefs in 2012/13 and looked on course to add more silverware with them in the 2014/15 season.

The Naturena-based side released the player in February of 2014, a few months before they won the league title for the last time.

Sowetan LIVE reported that he then joined their league rivals, Orlando Pirates.

He didn’t achieve any success at the Buccaneers and left two years later to join Cape Town City. The 37-year-old would get his hands on the Telkom Knockout Cup with the Cape side.

Ngezana wins award in Romania

Sports Brief also reported how Ngezana was rewarded for his performance in the Romanian Betano Cup.

The former Chiefs star joined FCSB in Romania and has adjusted well to his new team after initially struggling.

His performances have now seen him win an award for being the best player in the first round of the cup.

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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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