- The revamp of Kaizer Chiefs' perennially under-achieving squad continued with the announcement of another exciting acquisition
- The Amakhosi have signed Sekhukhune United midfielder Yusuf Maart, who was once a prospect at Orlando Pirates
- In one swoop, the club also announced the departure of veteran defender Ramahlwe Mphahlele and left-back Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya
Kaizer Chiefs have signed Yusuf Moegamat Maart on a three-year deal with a two-year option.
The 26-year-old midfielder, a former Orlando Pirates youth player, Maart arrives from Sekhukhune FC where he spent two seasons in the GladAfrica Championship and DStv Premiership.
According to a statement on the club's website, he played a total of 29 matches in the season that has just ended and scored three goals for Babina Noko. The midfielder’s performances earned him nine national team call-ups between 2021 and 2022, and he is now a regular in the Bafana Bafana set-up.
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He will reportedly join the team for preseason training this week.
Elsewhere, the Amakhosi also announced the departure of veteran right-back Ramahlwe Mphahlele and left-back Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya.
Mphahlele, a former Bafana player and club captain, arrived at Chiefs ahead of the 2016/17 season from Mamelodi Sundowns. He played a total of 127 official matches in his six seasons with the Glamour Boys.
The statement about Mphahlele read:
"His leadership on and off the pitch saw him wear the captain’s armband a number of times for Amakhosi. We thank ‘Rama’ for his hard work and wish him all the best in the future."
Ntiya-Ntiya joined Chiefs’ development ranks before being promoted to the senior team in January 2018. He made his DStv Premiership debut on 6 January 2018 against SuperSport United, going on to play a total of 54 matches for the senior team.
A club release wished him well in his future endeavours.
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There could be trouble at Kaizer Chiefs if Sinky Mnisi is to be believed.
Mnisi was a guest on Sports Night Amplified and chatting with host Andile Ncube when he alluded to the fact that there could be more to the story with Kaizer Chiefs’ latest signing.