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Saturday will see the 177th meeting between Kaizer Chiefs and their Soweto neighbours Orlando Pirates at the FNB Stadium. Photo: Samuel Shivambu – BackpagePix

BREAKING: Kaizer Chiefs fan-favourite departs the club in shock move to Europe

Kaizer Chiefs fan favourite defender Siyabonga Ngezana has earned himself a move to Europe, almost out of nowhere.

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Saturday will see the 177th meeting between Kaizer Chiefs and their Soweto neighbours Orlando Pirates at the FNB Stadium. Photo: Samuel Shivambu – BackpagePix

Siyabonga Ngezana, who looked like a new player in the Kaizer Chiefs defence during the second half of last season, is leaving Naturena.

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Ngezana heading to Romania

Kaizer Chiefs have announced the departure of defender Siyabonga Ngezana to Romanian Lige 1 side Fotbal Club FCSB.

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The 25-year-old defender’s transfer was announced by Chiefs via social media on Thursday morning, just six months after the club announced Njabulo Blom’s departure to St Louis in the United States MLS.

“Kaizer Chiefs bid farewell to defender, Siyabonga Ngezana, who has signed for Romanian Lige 1 powerhouse, Fotbal Club FCSB, formerly known as Steaua Bucharesti,” the Soweto giants reported.

“The 25-year-old Youth Development Academy graduate joins the 26-time Romanian champions for an undisclosed fee after spending seven seasons as a first-team player at Naturena, having made a goal-scoring debut against Mamelodi Sundowns in 2017,” the report added.

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Kaizer Chiefs Naturena Village in all its glory. Image: Ernest Makhaya

Motaung Jr philosophical over departure of Ngezana

“There is always a tinge of sadness when a player who has risen through the ranks here leaves the Club,” Chiefs’ Sporting Director, Kaizer Motaung Jr, said.

“However, Siya has had a good and substantial career at Kaizer Chiefs and feels the time is right to take up a new challenge. We appreciate his wholehearted commitment to Amakhosi and wish him well on his exciting adventure to Europe,” Kaizer Jnr concluded.

With a new coach also strongly linked with a move to Naturena, it’s bound to be a period of big changes for the mighty Amakhosi.

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Kaizer Motaung Jr has plenty to ponder. Image: © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix.

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