Word reaching the Siya crew is that Kaizer Chiefs may opt to remove the captain’s armband from Siphiwe Tshabalala next season.
‘Shabba’ has played more minutes than any other Amakhosi player in the Absa Premiership at the club – scoring three goals – and seems to be one of Steve Komphela’s first names on the teamsheet.
However, for reasons as yet unknown, it is thought that there may be a change on the cards next season as the club looks to recover from what has been a disappointing 2015/16 campaign.
As reported in this week’s issue of Soccer Laduma, the possibility of changing the skipper for 2016/17 has been discussed, although it appears that a final decision is yet to be made.
If Komphela does decide to change the captain, names such as Willard Katsande, Itumeleng Khune, Bernard Parker, Siboniso Gaxa and Tsepo Masilela are likely to be bandied about as possible replacements.