Eric Mathoho Kaizer Chiefs

Chiefs will sorely miss the towering presence of Eric Mathoho. Image: Goal

Six Kaizer Chiefs stars following Erick Mathoho out of the club!

Silly season has started and after the departure of the legendary Erick Mathoho, Kaizer Chiefs are going to trim their squad even more.

Eric Mathoho Kaizer Chiefs

Chiefs will sorely miss the towering presence of Eric Mathoho. Image: Goal

Kaizer Chiefs will need to sell before they can buy, and that could lead to some pretty unpopular decisions. Erick Mathoho has officially departed Naturena, and a host of names could soon follow.

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You don’t get much more high-profile than club legend and current skipper Itumeleng Khune. Chiefs need to make a decision on the 35-year-old, because he’s no longer the number 1 ‘keeper and a footballer of his stature is unlikely to accept a second-fiddle role. Can he perhaps stay on in a non-playing capacity instead?

There’s no doubting his status within Naturena, a true one-club man. Known for his legendarily accurate distribution, this man’s skills will be difficult to replace. It does seem as though the board are aggressively pursuing targets in that department, with Melusi Buthelezi and Salim Magoola linked.

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Weird times at Naturena. Photo: Twitter @KaizerChiefs


It’s a shame that Khama Billiat hasn’t been able to replicate his scintillating Sundowns form in a Chiefs jersey, and his latest injury sums up his Amakhosi career rather well. He was on the mend, only to be rocked by a setback that surely puts paid to any chances of him earning a contract extension. Chiefs are also pursuing striker targets in the shape of Fiston Mayele and Ranga Chivaviro, which is bad news for Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana.

Over and above them, it’s also widely expected that Phatutshedzo Nange, Cole Alexander and Lehlogonolo Matlou will seek new pastures and that means midfield reinforcements will be needed.

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Kaizer Chiefs boss Arthur Zwane looking cool in the heat. Image: @kaizerchiefs / Twitter

Brace yourselves for change.

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