Absa Premiership

Chiefs add 8 players to new look squad

2015-06-23 11:11
Siyanda Xulu (Backpage)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs confirmed the signing of five new players, promoted two more from their youth academy and brought one player back from loan, at a press conference at the Naturena on Tuesday.

The defending Absa Premiership champions ended the transfer speculation that had been grabbing the headlines in recent weeks.

Arguably their most important signing was bringing Siyanda Xulu back to the PSL. The former Mamelodi Sundowns defender re-signed for Chiefs, arriving from Russian side FC Rostov.

Joining Xulu in defence will be Bloemfontein Celtic left back Keegan Ritchie and Free State Stars centre back Daniel Cardoso. Ritchie is another player who makes the move back to the club while Cardoso's long-awaited signing was finally made official on Tuesday.

Togo star Camaldine Abraw is the second Free State Stars to swap red and white for the famous gold and black strip of Kaizer Chiefs.

The 24-year-old striker will join Bafana Bafana striker Bongani Ndulula as part of the new look Chiefs frontline. Ndulula has scored 21 league goals in 100 appearances to date but will be expected to vastly improve on his current goal return in his new number 19 jersey.

Amakhosi also confirmed that two youth academy players, Sibongiseni Ngcobo and Andisiwe Mtsila, will join the senior squad for the upcoming 2015/16 PSL campaign. Both youngsters have been drafted int the first team to bolster the team's defensive options.

Lucky Baloyi, already on the books of Chiefs, will not go out on loan after spending time at Moroka Swallows last season. Baloyi will be given a chance to fight for a spot in the midfield by new coach Steve Komphela.

Kaizer Motaung also broke the news that Matthew Rusike has left the club and will move to Portugal.

Motaung added that Bafana Bafana star Sibusiso Vilakazi is on the club's radar but his parent club, Bidvest Wits, are not willingly to sell their player.

The club's chairperson also shed light on the futures of Itumeleng Khune and Mandla Masango.

The star duo, who are out of contract at the end of June, will be given more time to consider their next move with the door now appearing open for either of the players to sign a new deal with the club.


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