Kaizer Chiefs rebuilding after releasing top midfielder

Kaizer Chiefs are now in a rebuilding phase after they released Reneilwe Letsholonyane 2 seasons ago. The now SuperSport United FC star has managed to win a number of trophies in Pretoria than while he was with Chiefs. The team is now going to play in the final of the CAF Confederations Cup and Yeye is so delighted that he is now happy that he left Chiefs.

Kaizer Chiefs Football Club is currently in a crisis as the team is no longer on the same level as top guns like Sundowns and Pirates. Recently the team is always outplayed by their opponents in all departments. It is unlikely where you witness Chiefs controlling the game even when they are playing newly promoted sides.

Letting Reneilwe Letsolonyane leave was the biggest mistake and it might take longer than usual to recover from. Yeye was one of the best players at Chiefs and the decision to let him leave the team at the team of rebuilding showed lack of knowledge from Chiefs technical team and management.

Currently the team does not have a controller in the middle of play and most of their possessions are lost there. Yeye is currently doing great at Supersport United under Stuart Baxter. He is enjoying his football once again at Supersport and is rewarding Stuart for the faith he showed in him.

Chiefs are struggling to have at least 2 players for each position on the field of play and in most cases they are forced to reshuffle the positions to suit some players who are not adding any value to the team. The new signings are trying but they needed the likes of Yeye to guide them through the process of being a Chiefs player.

An emergency is needed come January transfer window period to save the once feared Kaizer Chiefs team. If things remain the same, they will go for 2 more seasons without winning an official trophy in the PSL. Steve Komphela cannot implement miracles with the current crop of players at the Naturena side.

The Zambian striker struggled to adapt to life at Naturena, and reports suggest he has returned to Zambia to join Nkwazi FC. Chiefs have reportedly parted ways with striker Lewis Macha six months after signing him from Mozambican club Ferroviario de Maputo.

The 26-year-old failed to hit the ground running in competitive matches for Chiefs despite scoring on his debut in the Carling Black Label Cup. He scored in added time to earn the Glamour Boys a 2-0 win over arch-rivals Orlando Pirates in the pre-season friendly, but often played second fiddle to Bernard Parker and Mitchell Katsvairo among others in official matches.

Things took a turn for the worst as injuries forced him out of action for the better part of the first half of the season. Macha managed just six official appearances for the Glamour Boys without finding the back of the net. According to Zambian publication Daily Mail, the 24-year-old has penned a two-year deal with Nkwazi which was confirmed by the club’s general secretary Davy Chimbwelenge. With Macha now gone, Amakhosi can afford to sign two foreign players this season.

Italian trialist, Gustavo Paez has agreed a deal in principle with Kaizer Chiefs, with the club set to confirm his signature in the coming days. Head coach Steve Komphela has been running the rule over the 26-year-old since the team’s return to training on January 6.

The Soweto giants initially had four foreign trialist under the watchful eye of Komphela and his technical team, however, it has since been narrowed down to two players, namely, Paez and defender Pedro Henrique Dias DeAmorim.

Our source has now revealed that the Venezuelan-born striker has agreed a deal in principle with Amakhosi, however, an official statement about whether or not the player has put pen to paper is yet to be released. Chiefs currently have two available foreign quota spots and should the player put pen to paper, Paez will join the list of three foreign strikers currently on the team’s books – namely, Zimbabwean Michelle Katsvairo, Togolese international, Camaldine Abraw, and Lewis Macha from Zambia.

Kaizer Chiefs Football Club are currently doing their best to make sure they have the best players in their team for the remainder of the 2017/18 Absa Premiership and the following season. They currently have three international players on trials and are also looking for more players locally.

They are looking at the possibility of bringing the Mamelodi Sundowns striker Leonardo Castro who joined Sundowns from Columbia. It seems Chiefs are looking forward to have Castro in their books as they are very impressed by his scoring abilities.

Now the problem is that Castro had agreed to a new and improved deal in principle with Mamelodi Sundowns, however, is yet to put pen to paper on the contract. The player’s current deal at the club is set to expire at the end of June, 2018.

We have been informed by two different sources that Chiefs are currently assessing their chances of possibly adding the 27-year-old to their set-up, in order to help solve their goal-scoring woes and Leonardo Castro is their only answer for their problem.

Castro has scored a lot of goals for Sundowns and has shown a lot of promise to be the next leading goal scorer in the PSL if not hampered by injuries. The Colombian has proven efficient in that department for Masandawana, and plays an influential role to their current attacking set-up at the Chloorkop-based club.

With the January transfer coming, it remains to be seen whether or not the Amakhosi will approach the Brazilians for the services of their talisman. If they can manage to sign him, it will be a bonus for Chiefs fans as they accused their management for signing free players for the past two to three seasons.


Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.