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Interim Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane has spoken ahead of Saturday’s DStv Premiership clash against Cape Town City FC. Photo: Twitter @KaizerChiefs

BREAKING: Kaizer Chiefs SIGN star defender from rivals!

Kaizer Chiefs have officially secured the services of a top defender valued at R12 million from PSL rivals Stellenbosch!

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Interim Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane has spoken ahead of Saturday’s DStv Premiership clash against Cape Town City FC. Photo: Twitter @KaizerChiefs

While there was much speculation over whether Kaizer Chiefs would sign former player Zitha Kwinika or not, the deal has since been confirmed by both the player and his coach!

Stellenbosch head coach Steve Barker and Kwinika himself have confirmed that the versatile defender will make his way to Naturena at the end of the season!

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Kaizer Chiefs have bolstered their defence ahead of next season with the acquisition of a high quality utility defender Zitha Kwinika!

A product of the Kaizer Chiefs academy, Kwinika has featured for the likes of Chippa United, Thanda Royal Zulu, Bidvest Wits and Stellenbosch in the past.

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CONFIRMED: Kaizer Chiefs sign star PSL defender!

Stellenbosch FC head coach Steve Barker all but confirmed the deal at the club’s awards evening where Zitha Kwinika won the Player of The Season award.

“I’d like to wish Zitha well. He’s going back to his boyhood club, where he’s developed,” Barker said as quoted by IDiskiTimes.

“Zitha will go back to Kaizer Chiefs, he deserves everything of the best. We wish him well, but be aware, we’re coming for you next season.”

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Stellenbosch FC star Zitha Kwinika is set to re-join Kaizer Chiefs at the end of the season! Image: @StellenboschFC / Twitter

“Kaizer Chiefs have agreed terms with Stellenbosch FC to lure their captain Zitha Kwinika back to Naturena ahead of the 2022/23 DStv Premiership season.” the same publication reported last month.

“Kwinika, a product of the Amakhosi academy, has agreed personal terms with Chiefs, while the two clubs have now also agreed the transfer for an undisclosed fee, iDiski Times can confirm.

“Kaizer Chiefs had been pursuing the defender, along with a couple of other highly-rated talents at the club in the January transfer window but were initially rebuffed by the club due to their asking price.”

While the transfer fee remains undisclosed, according to Transfermarkt, the 28-year-old defender is valued at approximately R12 million.

Considering the fact that Kwinika’s the captain and arguably one of the most important Stellenbosch players, it’s hard to believe they’d let their star join Kaizer Chiefs for a ‘bargain’!

Kwinika can play at both right-back as well as central defence while he’s also been deployed by Stellenbosch head coach Steve Barker in midfield.

Will Kwinika remedy Kaizer Chiefs’ defensive woes? Let us know your thoughts on the Glamour Boys’ latest signing in the comments section below.

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