Kaizer Chiefs have terminated the contracts of transfer-listed trio of Bongani Ndulula, Sula Matovu and Ivan Bukenya to allow the players to move on.
The three players were put on transfer at the end of last month when the club decided on a mass clearance of players who are not in their plans anymore.
Bobby Motaung, the club’s football manager, has now confirmed the latest development that allows Ndulula and the Ugandan duo of Matovu and Bukenya to move for free.
Motaung adds that only Siyanda Xulu, Edward Manqele and Siphelele Mthembu remain contracted with the club despite not being in the plans going forward.
Xulu’s representatives are pursuing an overseas move while Manqele and Mthembu could be used as bait in the club’s bid to sign Thapelo Morena from Bloemfontein Celtic.
The three players will still have to report back for duty as normal to honour their existing contracts until suitors can be found.
“Currently we only have three players on transfer and the rest have been released. No-one was forced out or kicked out and no-one was not communicated to in terms of what the changes are,” says Motaung.
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Chiefs issued the following statement via their official channels:
‘Kaizer Chiefs confirm the names of the players that will be released by the Club. The list of 20 players was confirmed this afternoon.
‘Siyanda Xulu is put on transfer, while seasoned campaigners Morgan Gould and Siboniso Gaxa’s contracts will expire at the end of June and will not be renewed.
‘The Amakhosi already confirmed the moves of midfielder Reneilwe Letsholonyane and goalkeeper Reyaad Pieterse. Letsholonyane has since joined SuperSport United. The duo’s contracts will expire at the end of June.
‘Keegan Ritchie, meanwhile, will join SuperSport United in a swap with Sibusiso Khumalo.
‘Strikers Edward Manqele, Bongani Ndulula and Siphelele Mthembu have been put on transfer. David Zulu’s loan agreement with Chippa United will be extended for another season.
‘The Ugandan players Ivan Bukenya and Sula Matovu were also put on transfer. Zimbabwean midfielder Ovidy Karuru’s contract has been terminated.
‘The complete list of players making their way out of Naturena.’
Contract not renewed:
Released from contract:
Put on transfer:
David Zulu (Chippa United)