Kaizer Chiefs Football Club has ended months of speculation as to who would be leaving the club after another disastrous season which saw the club fail to win silverware, by releasing five players.
Football Manager Bobby Motaung confirmed the news via the club’s website of the player exodus.
“As stated previously, we are releasing a number of players,” Motaung confirmed.
“Of course, there is Brilliant Khuzwayo, who signed with Orlando Pirates after his Chiefs contract expired at the end of last season. Tsepo Masilela’s contract will not be renewed.”
Khuzwayo and full-back Masilela won two league titles and two cup trophies during their six-years stay at Naturena.
Midfielder William Twala, who was on loan at Maritzburg United for the last six months, as well as Edmore Chirambadare and Keagan Buchanan and Sibusiso Khumalo,will also see the end of their Chiefs careers having joined in 2016.
“We are terminating the contracts of Twala, Buchanan, Chirambadare and Khumalo,” revealed Motaung.
“These players are immensely talented, but couldn’t find their form with us. We do not want to keep a good player inactive and that’s why we will allow them to express their talents elsewhere.”
Motaung also disclosed that “discussions are underway to send Emmanuel Letlotlo on loan. We will reveal the details as soon as the deal is finalised.”
Motaung concluded saying, “We are in the process of acquiring the new coach and working on bolstering the squad with new signings. It will be just a matter of time before we will make further announcements.
“We are aware of the anticipation from our stakeholders, considering that we have not seen much success recently. We are working around the clock to find the right coach and players to sign. We are left with about two weeks before the start of pre-season training and will try to finalise most of these movements before that.”
Chiefs fans will be waiting in anticipation to see which coach will take over the hot seat before their Shell Helix Cup clash against Mamelodi Sundowns on July 21 at the FNB Stadium.