Why Kaizer Chiefs Have Delayed Player Exit Announcements Amid Amakhosi's Coaching Search

Why Kaizer Chiefs Have Delayed Player Exit Announcements Amid Amakhosi's Coaching Search

Edwin Kiplagat
updated at June 12, 2024 at 6:40 AM
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  • Kaizer Chiefs are yet to announce the exit of players, weeks after the conclusion of a disappointing 2023/24 season
  • Amakhosi are also looking for a new coach to take charge of the team after sacking Molefi Ntseki in October 2023
  • Chiefs' trophy drought is nearing a decade and they ended their worst season in the PSL era after finishing 10th

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Kaizer Chiefs management will have a busy off-season.

They are closing in on a new coach and are set to sign and release several players as they try and rebuild the team that finished a dismal 10th in the 2023/24 DStv season.

Fans are desperate for some positives after almost 10 years without a trophy.

Kaizer Chiefs, Nasreddine Nabi, Amakhosi, Kaizer Motaung, Cavin Johnson
Kaizer Chiefs are set for a busy off-season but are delaying announcing player exits due to their coaching situation. Photo by iDiski Times.
Source: Twitter

The club is without a coach after Molefi Ntseki was fired seven months ago. Cavin Johnson was in charge of the team on an interim basis, but his future is unclear.

Several players, such as Sifiso Hlanti, Njabulo Ngcobo, Keagan Dolly, Itumeleng Khune, George Matlou, Siyethemba Sithebe, and Dove Edmilson, are out of contract. Still, the club has yet to announce their futures.

According to iDiski Times, the club requested a meeting and asked the players to be patient as it intensifies its search for a new coach.

Nasreddine Nabi, AS FAR Rabat coach, is reportedly the leading candidate to take the role, per SABC Sport. Amakhosi can't appoint the Tunisian now since he still has three games remaining in the 2023/24 season.

AS FAR also have a game later this month, meaning if Nabi is their choice, the announcement could happen towards the end of the month. Therefore, players will continue to wait for that big decision.

Ex-Kaizer Chiefs star lists 4 problems with Amakhosi

Sports Brief previously reported ex-Chiefs star, David Kannemeyer, naming four issues the club must address to return to the top.

He said Kaizer Chiefs need to improve their planning, culture, philosophy, and scouting to become a competitive team on many fronts.

Mashamaite outlines Kaizer Chiefs' main problem

Sports Brief also reported on former Chiefs captain, Tefu Mashamaite, spotlighting why players at Naturena are not the problem.

He emphasised that Kaizer Chiefs must build a culture, and the rest, like becoming a competitive team, will surely fall into place.

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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.