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6 Players Who Could Play For Chiefs Next Season

Soccer Laduma Takes A Look At Six Players Who Could Be Playing For Kaizer Chiefs Next Season

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 23, 2018 06:28 PM

With Kaizer Chiefs set to appoint a new man at the helm of the team, Soccer Laduma takes a look at seven out-of-favour players who could return to the fold next season.

Head Coach Steve Komphela stepped down from his role on Saturday, following Chiefs’ 2-0 loss to Free State Stars in the Nedbank Cup competition.

The likes of Brilliant Khuzwayo and Keagan Buchanan have seen very little game-time under Komphela’s mentorship at the club, although these players could see a change of their fate in the new season.

1. Khuzwayo To Remain At Chiefs?

Khuzwayo has been heavily linked with an exit from Amakhosi of late, with his contract at the club set to come to an end on June 30 this year. However, the club or player is yet to confirm the goalkeeper’s expected departure, although, with Khuzwayo eager for regular game-time, the new coach in charge at the helm next season may want to hold on to the player’s services in the new season, giving him more game-time.

2. Sibusiso Khumalo

Khumalo has not played a single domestic game for Chiefs this season after falling out of favour at the club following the arrival of the likes of Philani Zulu. Khumalo has been linked with an exit from Chiefs, however, his lack of game-time could change his fortune under a new coach.

3. William Twala

Twala is currently on loan at Maritzburg United and he is set to return to Amakhosi at the end of the season. The player fell out of favour under the mentorship of Steve Komphela, although a new coach may want to utilise his services next season.

4. Lorenzo Gordinho to make an early return from his loan?

Gordinho is currently on loan at Bloemfontein Celtic until January next year, however, there could be a possibility that the player may return to Chiefs as early as the July/August transfer window, at the possible request of a new coach. The centre back has previously been first-choice in the position under Komphela, although recently fell down the pecking order and subsequently saw the club send him out on loan to salvage the needed game-time.

5. Buchanan to return to the fold?

Keagan Buchanan is in his second season at Amakhosi and is yet to find his feet at Naturena, with the midfielder having completely fallen off the radar at Chiefs, as his last appearance dates as far back as last year, September. The 26-year-old has been linked with an exit from Chiefs, although with a new coach in charge, he could return to the squad in the new season.

6. Jayiya to be utilised more?

Since joining up with Chiefs, Bhongolethu Jayiya has made just 14 appearances for Amakhosi all season, becoming one of the most unused substitutes during matches. Again, with a new coach, things may look up for the player next season. 

It is understood that Chiefs will undergo an overhaul at the club in the off-season, and it remains to be seen what the future holds for these players. 


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makata Joined: 27 Sep 2015
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makata Apr 27, 2018 08:29 PM
Come next season, you're going to see a different chiefs.
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KhothaKhosi Apr 25, 2018 10:39 AM
I just want to see who our new coach is going to be. I think the players we have are good enough, but need a really experienced and good coach. We should go to Brazil to find a coach. We need to add quality on the midfield. Sangweni is still not playing at Pirates, we need a good passer of the ball in the midfield, someone experienced not Siphelele. He is lazy this one.
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Theemba M Apr 24, 2018 10:09 PM
All mentioned players are just average for Chiefs standard but pity they were signed
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julius king Apr 24, 2018 01:38 PM
i still believe in buccanan
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alizebucs1986 Apr 24, 2018 11:27 AM
Hehehehe Cowditor is stil Mentioning Hornless Bahramans here mos
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Mokaketsunke Apr 24, 2018 11:23 AM
To my simple side i need W. Twala thats it . . .
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mrelectronics Apr 24, 2018 09:40 AM
Who is the coach now ? There is no coach how can you start counting players to be used .No news here .
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MALOSE Apr 24, 2018 09:32 AM
If chiefs cant win with the players they have now , I don't think they will with new players either . Players need to be motivated and that's something that chiefs are lacking at the moment
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No badges available Apr 24, 2018 09:13 AM
Not Jayiya and Twala please.
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Pirates_999 Apr 24, 2018 08:46 AM
No wonder Steve failed how can you not use such players yerrrrrrr dom kp
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JackKhosi Apr 24, 2018 08:18 AM
Gordino, Buchanan and Khumalo should not be off loaded. We gonna need them.
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Let the new coach come and chose his players .....everyone must be given a fair chance to prove their worth or failure
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fisto vs zebraditor Apr 24, 2018 04:31 AM
@khekhelamakhosi behave yourself wena mpongo
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AAA_waSIMUTHA Apr 23, 2018 09:44 PM
Only Gordino is worthy wearing a Chiefs jersey out of all these players mentioned here.
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No badges available Apr 23, 2018 08:41 PM
These are all cows they must pack and go.
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Nelson <barça+kby> Apr 23, 2018 08:36 PM
Let's not forget this Chips 0-2 FSS
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Xolisa{khosificated} Apr 23, 2018 08:30 PM
@Bucsfever16 Comphela costed his job the tym he fielded 8 defensive players. Dont blame players, but blame Komp's system
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Mketule 1 Apr 23, 2018 08:22 PM
Cows grazing in and out.
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Hermza Apr 23, 2018 08:18 PM
Nxa... Kanti this players what team are they currently playing for??? Or let me ask contracted to which team??? Ya neh waste of data lana

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