Chiefs let num­ber of play­ers go

Afro Voice (Western Cape) - - Sport - NEVILLE KHOZA nevillek@afro­tone.co.za

KAIZER Chiefs have started reshuf­fling their team as promised af­ter an­nounc­ing that they have parted ways with sev­eral play­ers, with more ex­pected to join the list.

Chiefs an­nounced yes­ter­day that they have re­leased vet­eran Tsepo Masilela, Sibu­siso Khu­malo, Wil­liam Twala, Kee­gan Buchanan and Ed­more Chi­ram­badare as they look to make space for new sign­ings. Twala spent last sea­son on loan at Mar­itzburg United, while Chi­ram­badare and Khu­malo were not used by the club.

Masilela has been bat­tling with in­juries and with his con­tract com­ing to an end this month the club de­cided that they will not re­new it.

Chiefs man­ager Bobby Mo­taung ex­plained their de­ci­sion to ter­mi­nate the play­ers’ con­tracts.

“As stated pre­vi­ously, we are re­leas­ing a num­ber of play­ers. 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. We are ter­mi­nat­ing the con­tracts of Twala, Buchanan, Chi­ram­badare and Khu­malo. These play­ers are ta­lented but couldn’t find their form with us.

“We do not want to keep any good player in­ac­tive and that’s why we will al­low them to ex­press their tal­ents else­where.”

Mo­taung also dis­closed that dis­cus­sions are un­der way to send Em­manuel Let­lotlo out on loan. “Fur­ther­more, we are in the process of ac­quir­ing a 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. We are work­ing around the clock to find the right coach and play­ers to sign.”

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