Kaizer Chiefs extend midfielder’s stay at the club

With the player movements having begun now at Kaizer Chiefs, the club has extended the stay of one of their midfielders ahead of the 2024/25 season.

The club's new technical team seems completely in place as Amakhosi appear to have secured the services of Nasreddine Nabi. 

Certain individuals from the back room staff have already commenced their duties at Naturena, while Nabi is anticipated to join after the cup final match between AS FAR and Raja Casablanca.

On Monday, the players convened to commence their preparations for the upcoming season. However, George Matlou, one of the players whose contracts are set to expire at the end of this month, was one of noticeably absentees.

While his absence was attributed to an injury he's still recovering from, it appears the player was also in the dark about his future.

CHIEFS EXTEND MATLOU’S STAY UNTIL JUNE 2025

FARPost reported that Chiefs have triggered the option they had on Matlou’s contract, extending his stay until the end of the next season.

Chiefs elected to retain the 25-year-old midfielder’s services even though he has not lived up to expectations in his past two campaigns with the Soweto-based club.

Matlou signed for Chiefs in July 2022 from Moroka Swallows. He has made 25 appearances, registering one assist and hasn’t hit the net yet.

KAIZER CHIEFS’ TRANSFER RUMOURS

Meanwhile, the club has reportedly parted ways with Keagan Dolly, Sfiso Hlanti, Njabulo Ngcobo and Siyethemba Sithebe. However, they haven’t made any official announcements.

It is believed Hlanti, Dolly and Sithebe were met the club on Tuesday and were let know they wouldn’t be retained for the 2024/25 season.

Ngcobo, on the other hand, is said to have signed with Sekhukhune United with his contract also expiring at the end of this week.

There are also indications that Chiefs won’t exercise their option to sign Jason Gonzalez permanently after he signed a loan deal at the beginning of the season. The Colombian striker played 13 matches and his performances were considered below par.

Moreover, the club is said to have opted to keep Dove Edmilson who would also see his contract expire on 30 June. Understandably, his contract has a two-year renewal option which the club seems to have triggered.

Itumeleng Khune is another squad member out of contract. The club announced last year that the previous season would be his final one as a player for Chiefs. Despite this, he has expressed his desire to keep playing.  

There is still uncertainty surrounding his future, as Sekhukhune United are reportedly keen on securing the services of the former Bafana Bafana captain.

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