Kaizer Chiefs Barns Stellenbosch

Sanele Barns playing for Richards Bay against Orlando Pirates at the Orlando Stadium. Image: @lorenzKO/X

‘Kaizer Chiefs didn’t put anything on the table’ – Stellenbosch signing

A section of Kaizer Chiefs supporters dreamt of Sanele Barns moving to Naturena. Here’s why the move didn’t happen.

Kaizer Chiefs Barns Stellenbosch

Sanele Barns playing for Richards Bay against Orlando Pirates at the Orlando Stadium. Image: @lorenzKO/X

A group of Kaizer Chiefs supporters would have loved to see Richards Bay’s Sanele Barns wearing gold and black next season. Instead, the 28-year-old attacker is going to Stellenbosch FC.


The winger from Tweetfontein, Mpumalanga started to make his name at TS Galaxy before moving to the University of Pretoria. With six goals and seven assists for Richards Bay in the DStv Premiership, Barns has secured a move to Stellies. Was the Amakhosi link just mere rumours?

“To be honest there were rumours, but they [Kaizer Chiefs] didn’t put anything on the table,” Barns said via FARPost.


The central defender from Folweni, KwaZulu Natal still belongs to Amakhosi, but only until the 30th of this month. As his agent previously warned, Kaizer Chiefs were silent for too long regarding Ngcobo’s possible new contract. According to new reports, the former Uthongathi and Moroka Swallows star is set to sign for Babina Noko as a free agent.

“Kaizer Chiefs defender Njabulo Ngcobo is in line for a move to Sekukhune United ahead of the new season,” iDiski Times’ Lorenz Kohler reported.

“It appears he will now be allowed to leave the club after the expiry of his three-year deal, as Sekhukhune agreed personal terms with the player.

iDiski Times understands Ngcobo is keen on the move to earn more regular game-time but the players were asked for patience as Chiefs look to secure their new head coach, as reported by this publication.

“However, with Ngcobo available as a free agent from 1 July, his time at Naturena will come to an end and line up for Babina Noko next season,” the report concluded.


Kaizer Chiefs are fresh from delivering the club’s worst ever season. With the new season starting in August, Amakhosi are yet to make any aggressive statements of intent. For now, the ever-outspoken Pitso Mosimane has suggested a message to the bosses at Naturena.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns and Al Ahly boss is back home after leaving Saudi Arabia’s Ahba Club. Appearing on Sports Amplified with Andile last week, Mosimane was asked to share his take on why Kaizer Chiefs continue to trail behind Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates.

“You can’t win games when you don’t have good players, ” Mosimane said. “How Manchester City turn around things. [Is it] because Pep Guardiola is a magician? He’s got [Erling] Halaand. He’s got all the top players. So, you’ve go to have the player and also with me at Sundowns, we had the players and look what has happened. They’ve kept buying the good players, hence Rulani [Mokwena] is on top of his game and they’re still winning.

“Why is [Orlando] Pirates good? You’ve got to buy the players. In football, if you don’t have [good] players, you can’t win. I don’t care which coach you have. It’s a combination of everything,” Mosimane concluded.