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

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Kaizer Chiefs have some serious thinking to do this January. They might need to make some sacrifices in order to keep Njabulo Blom too.

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

The Kaizer Chiefs rebuild is on.

Amakhosi management will need to wheel and deal this January in order to bring in new targets, but also to keep key stars at Naturena. Here’s what’s being proposed.

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Amakhosi management is currently considering drastic measures to clean up their wage bill and freshen up the playing personnel. That includes dropping the average age of the side where possible. That starts with an underperforming attacker.

KHAMA BILLIAT

It’s safe to say that Khama Billiat has not enjoyed the best form of his career with Chiefs. 47 goals in 140 appearances for Sundowns was by far Billiat’s best strike ratio throughout his club career. 0.34 goals per game is a respectable goal-scoring rate for a man who operated mainly in wide areas or behind a conventional striker.

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Now, he’s scoring at a rate of 0.20 goals per game, the worst ratio of his club career. If Billiat moves on, the club’s accountants will be relieved to get his massive wages off the balance sheet.

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Kaizer Chiefs fans are still yet to see the Khama Billiat who wore the Mamelodi Sundowns shirt. Image: @KickOffMagazine / Twitter

Reeve Frosler

Frosler’s is on Rhulani Mokwena’s radar at Sundowns, and the 24-year-old would fetch a decent price. Dillan Solomons is first-choice at right-back, and perhaps Chiefs could invest the money in bolstering their forward options.

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Eric Mathoho

The veteran defender will leave the club and Kaizer Chiefs won’t recoup a transfer fee, but they will shift a significant salary off the wage bill and drop the average age of the playing squad.


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