Siyethemba Sithebe becomes second Kaizer Chiefs departure to secure new club

Siyethemba Sithebe has become the second player from the recently confirmed Kaizer Chiefs exits to secure a new club after Njabulo Ngcobo who has reportedly signed for Sekhukhune United.

Sithebe exited the club alongside Keagan Dolly, Ngcobo, and Sfiso Hlanti following the conclusion of their contracts at the end of the previous month.

His departure marked the end of a two-season stint with the Soweto giants having signed for them from AmaZulu ahead of the start of the 2022/23 season under the leadership of Arthur Zwane.

Sithebe struggled somewhat to establish himself at Chiefs, however, he had a good run after returning from long-term injury just towards the end of the second round of the previous season.

In spite of that, the club elected not to hand him a contract extension. 

The experienced central midfielder played  39 matches across all competitions in the famous Gold and Black shirt.

SIYETHEMBA SITHEBE FINDS NEW HOME

As first reported by FARPost, Siyethemba Sithebe has since penned a deal with Richards Bay FC as he looks to begin a new journey.

Afrik-foot understands the player has returned to KZN with the club set to begin preparations for the new season on Thursday.

The Natal Rich Boyz are hoping Sithebe will stabilise the midfield as they look to distance themselves from the relegation zone next season.

Meanwhile, according to the reports, Richards Bay have also signed Keegan Allan and Tlakusani Mthethwa on free transfers.

Allan recently parted ways with SuperSport United, ending a six-month stay at the club. He had signed for them in January after leaving Moroka Swallows.

On the other hand, Mthethwa joins Bay after departing Swallows who were sold to Marumo Gallants.

RICHARDS BAY DEPARTURES SO FAR, COACH’S NEW CONTRACT

The club has waved goodbyes to Sanele Barns who went on to sign for Stellenbosch FC. They also parted ways with their defenders Abdi Banda and Abel Mabaso.

Moreover, Richards Bay have extended the contract of their head coach Vusumuzi Vilakazi, ending a speculation of Luc Eymael who was linked with the club.

Vilakazi helped the Zululand-based outfit to retain its DStv Premiership status in the PSL promotional/relegation playoffs.

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