Author: James Freemantle

Kaizer Chiefs’ winter clearout could have massive financial rewards for a team hoping to reach the top of South Africa’s football pyramid again. Top five earners at Kaizer Chiefs are all dispensable Keagan Dolly – R1,4 Million Itumeleng Khune – R480,000 Zitha Kwinika – R370,000 Ashley du Preez – R300,000 Yusuf Maart – R300,000 Top earners Keagan Dolly, Itumeleng Khune, Zitha Kwinika, Ashley du Preez and Yusuf Maart could all hypothetically leave Naturena this winter in a massive clearout. Legendary ‘keeper Khune isn’t extending his contract, Dolly’s injury problems are mounting and Kwinika won’t have a guaranteed place in the starting XI…

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Nasreddine Nabi will soon be confirmed as the new Kaizer Chiefs head coach. Here’s all you need to know about the Tunisian. Serial winner At his previous post with Young Africans in Tanzania, Nabi secured back-to-back trebles in unprecedented fashion. The stars may have aligned for him in those instances, but it’s still an unbelievably impressive feat to repeat. This season, his FAR Rabat side has let a healthy lead slip and is now a point adrift of Josef Zinnbauer’s Raja Casablanca going into the final day of the Botola Pro 1 season. It wouldn’t be a surprise if he…

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Kaizer Chiefs favourite Nkosingiphile Ngcobo has lots of work to do, according to a disgruntled fan on the internet! Ngcobo’s future at Kaizer Chiefs is unclear Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, loved within the club for his skills and impressive work ethic, has battled injuries in the last two campaigns. In 2023-2024 he made 12 appearances in the league. That goes with 13 in the whole of last season and 16 in the one before. In 2020-21, his best campaign at the club, he managed four goals in 25 league outings. At his best, Ngcobo is a wonderful option in the number 10 position…

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Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates are looking for new elite goalkeeping options but they’re not the only ones. The prices are at a premium. Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates want a new custodian Chiefs and Pirates have been persistently linked with a move for Chippa and Nigeria goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali. The 28-year-old has several suitors, up to 12 according to his agent, and will certainly be leaving Chippa this winter. SoccerLaduma speculate that there’s interest from the Gulf region. “There are two main teams interested in Stanley (Nwabali). It’s Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates but there are also teams from…

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Kaizer Chiefs can sort out a big problem on their balance sheet by shifting their three top earners this winter. Bloated Kaizer Chiefs wage bill needs sorting Top earners Keagan Dolly, Itumeleng Khune and Zitha Kwinika could all leave Naturena this winter in a massive clearout. Legendary ‘keeper Khune isn’t extending his contract, Dolly’s injury problems are mounting and Kwinika won’t have a guaranteed place in the starting XI with Given Msimango and Thatayaone Ditlhokwe now the preferred combination in the centre of defence. It would be difficult to justify keeping any of these players while their wages continue to suffocate the…

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Kaizer Chiefs will reshuffle the club from top to bottom this winter and that includes some high-profile player departures. Kaizer Chiefs exits are imminent Top earners Keagan Dolly, Itumeleng Khune and Zitha Kwinika could all leave Naturena this winter in a massive clearout. Legendary ‘keeper Khune isn’t extending his contract, Dolly’s injury problems are mounting and Kwinika won’t have a guaranteed place in the starting XI with Given Msimango and Thatayaone Ditlhokwe now the preferred combination in the centre of defence. It would be difficult to justify keeping any of these players while their wages continue to suffocate the club’s…

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Kaizer Chiefs will rejig the entire club from top to bottom this winter. Not only will there be a new manager, but fresh new player faces are also expected. Kaizer Chiefs linked with a host of exciting new players New attackers needed In the silly season, Amakhosi have been linked to every player and his dog. However, some rumours are more credible than others. Iqraam Rayners, Andy Boyeli and Lebo Mothiba are candidates to fill the number 9 vacancy, while Oswin Appollis, Elias Mokwana and Luther Singh could all add quality from the wide areas. Ashley Cupido is also an option. Lebo Mothiba returns to the national…

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Kaizer Chiefs don’t like Chippa’s terms for a potential Nwabali deal while two Orlando Pirates stars may be at Cape Town City soon. City want Orlando Pirates attacker and PSL veteran Kermit Local outlet iDiski Times believes that Cape Town City wants to take a gamble on Zakhele Lepasa. This news comes just days after Kermit Erasmus, recently released by Pirates, was also linked with a return to his former club. “It’s believed that John Comitis is keeping a close eye on Zakhele Lepasa’s situation at Orlando Pirates. The club has earmarked the 27-year-old as the ideal striker for Eric Tinkler’s side in 2024/25.”…

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Chippa United face a goalkeeping crisis at the end of this season and they want a Kaizer Chiefs star to soften the blow. Chilli Boys could lose two Afcon keepers in one window 28-year-old Stanley Nwabali was a key figure for the Super Eagles as they reached the showpiece Afcon final. Meanwhile, Lloyd Kazapua was between the sticks for Namibia in Ivory Coast. According to FarPost, Chippa could lose the pair of them this winter. Nwabali’s signature is much-coveted locally and abroad, while Sekhukhune is keen on Kazapua. It was reported that Kaizer Chiefs made initial contact over Nwabali but…

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Benni McCarthy recently revealed turning Kaizer Chiefs down would be difficult. Man United boss Erik ten Hag is a big fan of Benni’s work. Man United boss wants Benni McCarthy to stay amid Kaizer Chiefs rumours SoccerLaduma has reported that Benni McCarthy, a rumoured Kaizer Chiefs target, will stay at Man United if head coach Erik ten Hag gets his way. The 54-year-old Dutchman is on holiday in Ibiza but has met club delegates to iron out a contract extension. According to The Times, Ten Hag has asked the club to hand McCarthy a new contract. The 44-year-old attacking coach’s…

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