Kaizer Chiefs: Itumeleng Khune, Njabulo Ngcobo Among 6 Players Heading Out of Naturena

Kaizer Chiefs: Itumeleng Khune, Njabulo Ngcobo Among 6 Players Heading Out of Naturena

Babajide Orevba
updated at May 16, 2024 at 7:35 PM
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  • Kaizer Chiefs will witness a mass exodus of players as soon as the 2023/2024 season ends
  • Eight players' contracts will lapse, with renewals on hold until a new head coach is named
  • Itumeleng Khune, whose contract ends this summer, might not earn a renewal at the club

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A mass exodus looms for Premier Soccer League club, Kaizer Chiefs, this summer, as six players are set to leave, including the legendary Itumeleng Khune.

A number of players are set to be on their way out of Naturena as Amakhosi are expecting a new permanent coach to be named in the coming weeks.

Eight players will see out their respective contracts at the end of the season, with only the new coach reportedly able to determine the future of these players.

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Itumeleng Khune is set to leave Kaizer Chiefs in the 2023/24 season along with some other players. Photo credit: Carl Fourie.
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Contract renewals are also said to not be on the cards at the moment as management appears to have made some key decisions over that already.

The South African reports that Keagan Dolly, Njabulo Ngcobo, Jasond Gonzales, Itumeleng Khune, George Matlou, and Edson Castillo are set to leave,

A nagging injury has cut short Dolly's first-team playing time this season, and he has also been inconsistent in front of goal when he had a chance.

Ngcobo has reportedly not received a new contract offer from the club, while Matlou is said to be unhappy with his lack of game time.

Amakhosi legends Siphiwe Shabalala, Erick Mathoho, Bernard Parker, Reneilwe Letsholonyan, and Willard Katsande have all left Chiefs in the past few years.

As a result, Khune is the last-standing and longest-standing club legend still playing for the DStv Premiership side, but his contract with the club might not be renewed.

Although the 36-year-old wants to play for a couple more seasons, it seems the Soweto giants are done with him.

The former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper was suspended after allegedly arriving at training drunk, with the management ordering sanctions.

The Amakhosi have implemented a zero-tolerance policy towards drinking and substance use and he was suspended and stripped of the captaincy.

Nwabali linked with Kaizer Chiefs

Sports Brief earlier reported that Stanley Nwabali was barely known before the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, where he made his name with Nigeria.

A Chippa United goalkeeping coach recently disclosed the Nigerian star wanted to join Kaizer Chiefs, as his childhood dream was to join Amakhosi.

The 27-year-old has been arguably the second-best goalkeeper in South Africa in the last two years behind Mamelodi Sundowns' Ronwen Williams.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.
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