Samkelo Zwane’s agent sheds light on his Kaizer Chiefs future

The young midfielder is exploring his options after a difficult season with Amakhosi

Samkelo Zwane’s agent wants the Kaizer Chiefs midfielder to stay at the club next season despite his lack of game time in the just-concluded campaign.

Zwane was a bit-part player under Molefi Ntseki and Cavin Johnson, making just eight substitute appearances in 2023-24, having played 15 times during the reign of former coach Arthur Zwane.

It has led to speculation that he will be among the players Chiefs will look to release but his agent Mike Makaab does not see the 22-year-old’s future away from Naturena.

“I think that Samkelo will stay at Chiefs,” Makaab told Gagasi FM, as per iDiski Times.

‘It's a club that he loves, so why move?’

“I think there will be an opportunity for the new coach to look at all of the players that start the pre-season.

“If we believe that Samkelo is given an opportunity to fight for a place in the team, then why move? He’s already made his debut at a relatively young age for Kaizer Chiefs.

“It’s a club that he’s passionate about, it’s a club that he loves. So why move?”

Makaab is, however, open to possible loan moves for the midfielder if Chiefs’ new coach does not give him assurances of playing time.

Chiefs will wait for new coach before transfer business 

Chiefs have been heavily linked with Tunisian coach Nasreddine Nabi and the club has put their transfer business on hold until the new tactician is in place.

“I think that the most important thing is, if there is any doubt that he’ll get the right amount of game-time, it will be important for him to go out, even if it’s on loan and find a club that is giving him that game-time,” he added.

“But it’s far too early, far too premature to be even thinking about that. The same goes for Mduduzi Tshabalala, Mfundo Vilakazi, Doney Jansen and Wandile Duba.”

Zwane made his Chiefs debut in October 2022 and has played 23 times for the club. 

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