Register Login Scores

Kaizer Chiefs

Under The Knife! Hlanti’s Long Recovery Revealed…

Sifiso Hlanti will begin his long road to recovery, having now gone under the knife following an Achilles tendon rapture he suffered in training.  

Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter had revealed to the media two weeks ago ahead of the Soweto Derby against Orlando Pirates that the left back would be sidelined for months after his teammates witnessed him suffer an excruciating injury during one of their sessions.

The Englishman immediately ruled Hlanti out for the rest of the season, though the Bafana Bafana star had not yet had his surgery.

Word reaching the Siya crew is that 31-year-old has finally had his operation and the early report is that he is set to miss at least five months of action, and even if he recovers before the end of the season in May, to get fit again will take him a while.

It is probably safe then to assume Hlanti will only play for Chiefs next season, leaving Baxter short of experienced players in that position.

Hlanti joined the club at the start of the season having spent the previous one at Swallows, where he’d been sent by Chiefs because he couldn’t be registered then due to the two-window FIFA transfer ban.

His hopes of having an immediate impact have now been dashed with the campaign barely at the halfway point.  

Check out Chiefs' options in Hlanti's position...

Nigeria Respond To Talk Of Sacking Coach

Inside Chiefs: Naturena Buzzing, Turnaround Set To Continue?

Free Agent Spotted At Arrows

9 comments

Top 5

Managers Who’ve Already Been Sacked This Season

1 Nov 08, 2021 12:26 PM in English Premier League

'Chiefs Didn't Do Justice... I Told Bobby I'm Not Happy'

174 Jan 28, 2022 11:52 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

7 Players Xavi Could Get Rid Of At Barca

5 Nov 09, 2021 01:26 PM in LaLiga

From Boy To Man: Mokoena Sends Touching Message To SSU

5 Jan 28, 2022 08:46 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Agent Confirms Mokoena Deal!

222 Jan 25, 2022 02:49 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Gallery: Chiefs Get Busy With Camp In Cape Town

24 Jan 24, 2022 11:03 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Clubless Mabokgwane Closing In On Next Club?

2 Jan 28, 2022 01:32 PM in Siyagobhoza

'World Richest Footballer' Finds New Club

9 Dec 27, 2021 02:35 PM in World News

Pirates Make Decision On Bucs Twin Star?

10 Jan 28, 2022 01:17 PM in Orlando Pirates

All The Stadiums That Will Host Afcon Matches

2 Dec 10, 2021 07:29 PM in African Football