Kaizer Chiefs Ngcobo

Njabulo Ngcobo in action for Kaizer Chiefs against AmaZulu. Image: BackpagePix

Two PSL clubs race to sign Kaizer Chiefs’ skilful defender

Kaizer Chiefs have left it a bit too late. Popular defender Njabulo Ngcobo may be lost to Sekhukhune United due to Amakhosi’s delay.

Kaizer Chiefs Ngcobo

Njabulo Ngcobo in action for Kaizer Chiefs against AmaZulu. Image: BackpagePix

Not all the defenders at Kaizer Chiefs can skillfully pass and turn strikers like Njabulo Ngcobo. With his contract running out, Sekhukhune United or AmaZulu might snatch the 30-year-old star.

KAIZER CHIEFS TO LOSE NJABULO NGCOBO

It is the second week of June and Ngcobo’s deal is ending on the 30th. His agent, Sboniso Ngubane, has sent out a second warning to Kaizer Chiefs. Ngubane previously indicated that Amakhosi’s delay have forced him to talk to AmaZulu.

“Kaizer Chiefs is a professional club, they communicate about their intentions. Unfortunately, they have not said anything about Njabulo Ngcobo,” Ngubane previously told SABC Sport. “We are in talks with different clubs in the DStv Premiership, including AmaZulu FC,” he added.

Meanwhile, the agent has given a new update: Sekhukhune United are keen to sign Ngcobo after his deal with Kaizer Chiefs expires.

“When SABC Sport contacted his manager Sboniso Ngubane on Sunday, he did confirm talks with Sekhukhune United, but refused to give away much regarding the player’s next move,” the report said.

“”We are still negotiating with them,” Ngubane told the public broadcaster’s sports desk,” the report added. “The final decision is expected to be announced before the end of June, with Chiefs also set to make pronouncements regarding changes to their squad, including a new coach.”

Should Amakhosi offer Ngcobo a new deal? Let us know in the comments section below.

EXPIRING CONTRACTS

Meanwhile, eight other players are facing expiring contracts at Natureba.The list includes Itumeleng KhuneSiyethemba SithebeSifiso HlantiSamkelo Zwane and Happy Mashiane.

Full list:

  1. Itumeleng Khune, 36, goalkeeper – Five appearances
  2. Njabulo Ngcobo, 29, central defender – 14 appearances
  3. Happy Mashiane, 26, left-back/midfielder – Five appearances
  4. Sifiso Hlanti, 34, left-back – 20 appearances
  5. Siyethemba Sithebe, 31, central midfielder – four appearances
  6. George Matlou, 25, central midfielder – 10 appearances
  7. Jasond Gonzalez, 24, center forward – 12 appearances
  8. Samkelo Zwane, 22, central midfielder – Seven appearances
  9. Sabelo Radebe, 24, central midfielder – Two appearances.

In the meantime, Kaizer Chiefs are linked with a list of new players to join Amakhosi ahead of next season.

  • Oswin Appollis, 22, forward – Polokwane City
  • Elias Mokwana, 24, forward – Sekhukhune United
  • Ashley Cupido, 22, forward, Cape Town Spurs
  • Fawaaz Basadien, 27, left-back, Stellenbosch FC
  • Asanele Velebayi, 21, forward, Cape Town Spurs
  • Andy Boyeli, 23, strikier, Power Dynamos
  • Chawanangwa Kaonga, 29, attacking midfielder, Zanaco.

UPCOMING NEW COACH

Last but not least, Kaizer Chiefs are due to announce a new coach in the coming days. According to Soccer Laduma, Moroccan club AS FAR has given Nareddine Nabi the permission to finalise his move to Soweto.