Erick Mathoho and Itumeleng Khune

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – APRIL 07: Thabo Rakhale of Chippa United score a goal while Erick Mathoho and goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune looks on during the Absa Premiership match between Kaizer Chiefs and Chippa United at FNB Stadium on April 07, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Kaizer Chiefs: Amakhosi legend OFFERED to Soweto rivals!

Last-minute transfer madness has hit Kaizer Chiefs at Naturena as an Amakhosi legend has been offered to their Soweto rivals!

Erick Mathoho and Itumeleng Khune

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – APRIL 07: Thabo Rakhale of Chippa United score a goal while Erick Mathoho and goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune looks on during the Absa Premiership match between Kaizer Chiefs and Chippa United at FNB Stadium on April 07, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Last-minute transfer madness has hit Kaizer Chiefs at Naturena as an Amakhosi legend has been offered to their Soweto rivals!

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The only Amakhosi legends left standing at Naturena are Itumeleng Khune and Eric Mathoho.

Don’t worry Khune fans, Itu is safe. Our Chiefs captain has started to earn game time and is regaining the form that made him one of SA’s finest-ever goalkeepers.

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Therefore, if you guessed Mathoho, than you are right. It’s been an age since ‘Tower’ was not seen in the colours of Amakhosi. Since his shocking blunders in last season’s DStv Premiership, Arthur Zwane has not selected the Amakhosi legend.

At 32, he is now a shadow of his former self. Mathoho has fallen down the pecking order at Chiefs with Zitha Kwinika and Njabulo Ngcobo now the established center-back pairing at Chiefs. Now, he has offered to Amakhosi’s Soweto rivals!

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Erick Mathoho of Kaizer Chiefs celebrates goal with teammates during the 2021 CAF Champions League Quarterfinal match between Kaizer Chiefs and Simba FC on the 15 May 2021 at FNB Stadium/ Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

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CHIEFS LEGENDS DAYS AT NATURENA UP?

In fact, Chiefs could close the deal before the end of the current transfer window.

“The shock news coming out of Naturena is that Chiefs have had unofficial talks with the Dube Birds about Mathoho possibly joining them before the end of the transfer window which slams shut on 22 September SoccerLaduma in their latest edition.

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A move to Moroko Swallows would allow Mathoho to have more playing time while staying in Johannesburg, where he has grown up and currently lives.

Therefore, this move would bemefit both parties involved. Mathoho brings much-needed experience to the table at Swallows. If the deal is complete, Mathoho could cost the Dube Birds up to R10.5 MILLION, according to Transfermarkt. However, he could cost far less given his lack of game time and current form/.

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The transfer deadline ends 22 September 2022.

This is one of the latest deals that could still happen before the transfer window closes. However, there is no guarantee it will. Stay tuned to TheSouthAfrican as we bring you all the last-minute transfers as they happen!

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