Kaizer Chiefs Billiat

Khama Billiat in action for Kaizer Chiefs before his injury. Image: @KickOffMagazine / Twitter

Kaizer Chiefs: FIVE prominent stars set for the exit door

Kaizer Chiefs will need to do some serious surgery on their squad at the end of this season. Sometimes you need to step back to step forwards.

Kaizer Chiefs Billiat

Khama Billiat in action for Kaizer Chiefs before his injury. Image: @KickOffMagazine / Twitter

Kaizer Chiefs will need to relinquish a lot of key players as they continue a massive rebuild. As many as seven senior players could be on the way out of Naturena at the end of this season.

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Kaizer Chiefs set to prune their squad

In an attempt to free up some space on the wage bill and freshen up the group, Chiefs management will part ways with a clutch of experienced players.

Club legend Eric “Tower” Mathoho will not be offered a new contract when his current deal expires in June. 32-year-old Khama Billiat hasn’t had the best of times with the Glamour Boys, and won’t be offered new terms either. He’s currently recovering from a long-term injury. A season to forget for the legendary Zimbabwean wide man.

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

Veteran holding midfielder Cole Alexander could link up with former manager Gavin Hunt at SuperSport next season too, while Phathutshedzo Nange is not part of Arthur Zwane’s plans.

Club captain and talismanic goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune could also be on his way out. The 35-year-old’s contract is expiring in June, but there are whispers he could extend those terms on reduced wages. Longer term, Chiefs are adamant that they want Khune to become part of their coaching framework.

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Kaizer Chiefs stalwart Itumeleng Khune. Photo: BackpagePix

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