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Kaizer Chiefs players enjoy a training session at the Naturena village. Image: @KaizerChiefs / Twitter

REVEALED: What it would take for Kodisang to consider Chiefs deal

There could be a key decision this week to determine whether overseas-based Kobamelo Kodisang may accelerate talks with Chiefs.

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Kaizer Chiefs players enjoy a training session at the Naturena village. Image: @KaizerChiefs / Twitter

Portuguese outfit Braga SC have triggered a two-year extension option on the contract of winger Kobamelo Kodisang, who has been linked with Kaizer Chiefs. However, this does not necessarily signal the end of this story.


There has been talk that Braga intend to loan Kodisang out to the lower division, which is not an appealing prospect for the former Bidvest Wits playmaker who moved to Braga three years ago.

“Braga have exercised their option on Kobamelo, that’s a further two seasons,” his agent Mike Makaab explained to SABC Sport earlier this month. “They’ve informed us that their intention is to loan him out to a second division team, which we are not happy with – we are not going to accept nor does the player want to do that.”

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In another interview with GagasiFM, Makaab further revealed that talks were being held between all parties, while confirming that Naturena could be a potential destination if Kodisang does leave the Portuguese side.

“I can categorically state to you that the only club we have engaged in South Africa is Kaizer Chiefs and that is the status as it stands right now,” Makaab said on Gagasi FM.

“As I have said the difficulty is not with Chiefs or with us, the difficulty lies now with how Braga sees KK’s future. We are progressing, but most importantly, we have to overcome the hurdles of our decisions with Braga,” he added.

“We are hoping that in the next two to three days that discussion will escalate to a point where a decision will be made…

“If [Kodisang’s] opportunity is with the Braga first-team, one of the top four teams in Portugal, then he’s happy to continue with his career in Portugal,” Makaab added.

“But if he is expected to play another season in the reserve team or want to loan him to another lower-division team in Portugal – that’s where we’ve made it absolutely clear we’re digging our heels and won’t allow that.

“The player would be open to a move in South Africa or to another top club in Portugal. We will never use one football club to raise the value of a player for another football club to become interested in.”

With preparations for the 2022/23 season already in full swing, Chiefs have added five more players to the squad, with the arrival of Dillan SolomonsKamohelo Mahlatsi and Lehlogonolo George Matlou from Swallows FC, Siyethemba Sithebe from AmaZulu, and the official promotion of Mduduzi Shabalala from the Chiefs Reserve side set to bolster the Glamour Boys’ quest for glory.


Having already secured the services of Ashley Du Preez and Zitha Kwinika for the next three years earlier this month, Chiefs management and the technical team have been hard at work to try and acquire the right players to fit into the system that will hopefully bring DStv Premiership success in the coming season.

In addition, on Tuesday night it was confirmed that Kaizer Chiefs have signed Yusuf Maart on a three-year deal with a two-year option.