Kaizer Chiefs defender Lincoln Zvasiya will be heading to Greek side OFI Crete on a one-year loan deal, the club has confirmed.
The Zimbabwe international is still tied to the Glamour Boys for two years but Chiefs are confident that more game time for the player will be to his benefit.
Soccer-Laduma reported on Wednesday that the defender was on the verge of completing the move, with Stuart Baxter having used the player sparingly last term.
With Morgan Gould returning from injury, and Zvasiya behind Tefu Mashamaite and Eric Mathoho in the pecking order, his opportunities could remain limited.
Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung said via the club's official site that the defender will gain good experience in a foreign country.
“Lincolin is a top player. We looked at the team and thought it will be best for him to get game time at another club," he said.
"We will continually monitor the situation and determine the way forward. It is also good for him to gain experience in a different country.
"He is still young and it is good for his growth and development as a player. And as a club we are spreading our wings in terms of creating relationships both nationally and internationally.
"Football-Club OFI CRETE was professional in the way they advanced their proposal and we looked at it and we found that the deal made sense for everyone. It is Kaizer Chiefs policy to open up opportunities for the players especially when those opportunities will grow and develop the players.”