Kaizer Chiefs Fan-Favourite Central Defender May Depart Club
Kaizer Chiefs fans are in for a surprise, as rumors suggest that the club may split company with fan favorite Njabulo Ngcobo. Despite making only 15 appearances last season and nine this season, Ngcobo remains popular among the club’s supporters.
Coach Arthur Zwane has also admired the former Uthongathi and Swallows player, referring to him as “Mapholoba” in interviews. According to Soccer Laduma rumors, which were published on Twitter by @RealTshemedi, the club is looking for new central defenders after the Director of Football, Kaizer Motaung Jnr, decides on the 28-year-old Ngcobo.
According to the article, the club believes Ngcobo’s football at Naturena has not improved, notably his allegedly laid-back style of play. Meanwhile, Kaizer Chiefs are still interested in TS Galaxy’s Given Msimango, while Thatayaone Ditlhokwe will join the Chiefs in July after signing a pre-contract with the club.
In other news, former Amakhosi winger Bhongolwethu Jayiya announced his retirement from football at 28. The Soweto-born player began his career as an academy graduate with Bidvest Wits before going on to Cape Town City and then Kaizer Chiefs. Jayiya was never seen playing football on television again after two seasons as a Glamour Boy.
Brandon Petersen, goalie for Kaizer Chiefs, believes his team will win the DStv Premiership match against Sekhukhune United. The Chiefs are now fourth in the table, five points behind the second-placed Orlando Pirates and three points behind SuperSport United. Petersen believes that winning the forthcoming match is critical for the team’s chances of competing in the Caf Champions League next season.
The Chiefs have already signed Thatayaone Ditlhokwe on a pre-contract from SuperSport United, as well as another defender, Given Msimango, from TS Galaxy. They are apparently interested in Cape Town City midfielder Mduduzi Mdantsane and attacker Khanyisa Mayo, as well as Sibongiseni Mthethwa of Stellenbosch.