Naturena, Johannesburg – Kaizer Chiefs have released 20 players from their squad following one of the worst seasons they ever had in 20 years of the club’s history. The decision came after team supporters were dissatisfied with the performance of most of the players at the team.
Rumors are that Andile Jali might also be one of the best options as his contract is running out in 6 months’ time in Belgium. One of our sources informed us that Chiefs have been in a few meetings with Prosport International, the company that resents Andile Jali for contract negotiations.
Chiefs is known for playing best football and winning trophies is their hobby. The 2015/2016 season was very hard for Chiefs as they struggled to beat their arch-rivals Orlando Pirates in more than one matches. Chiefs’ 3 – 1 loss to Pirates was the first game were supporters were very disappointed.
Chiefs failed to beat the so called “smaller teams” in the league as they lost to Chippa United by 2 goals to 0 in their last 3 games of the Absa Premiership. It was a bad struggle for a team of Chiefs’ caliber.
Amakhosi is looking at beefing their squad with top players from local teams and the rest of the continent. It is being speculated that Chiefs are about to sign one of the best players from Mamelodi Sundowns. Our source can reveal that Teko Modise is on the wanted list of Amakhosi.
It is rumored that some players who were given their clearances by Chiefs were unhappy how the whole process was done. One player was reported as saying the team is not in good management under Bobby Motaung. “Bobby treats us like children, how can he tell me that I am no longer part of the team through an email instead of calling me to the office and explain the situation?” the player said.
The plan to release players at Amakhosi is the second team roll-up in the Absa Premiership. Orlando Pirates did the same thing when they appointed Roy Barreto as their coach in the early 2000s. During that period Pirates released about 16 players and signed 15 new players during that period.
The likes of Jimmy Tau, Jimmy Khauleza, Joseph Makhanya, Lebogang Mokoena, Gift Leremi, Phumudzo Manenzhe, and Teko Modise were among the new players at Pirates’ new structure during their clean-up mission.
Depending on the quality and talent that Chiefs will sign, this strategy may either backfire to the team or it may be a success. It will also be a new chance for all the new signings to showcase their talent in one of the best teams in the country.
Chiefs are also said to be looking at signing Edmore Chirambadare from Chicken Inn in Zimbabwe. Chirambadare was quoted saying “”It will be a dream come true if I get a chance to play in South Africa. You know the situation in Zimbabwe and I would not turn down such an opportunity.”