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Kaizer Chiefs’ Team Manager has been active in the transfer market this winter, with seven players bidding farewell to the club. As is common in football, playing for Kaizer Chiefs is not a lifelong opportunity, and changes in the squad are inevitable.

To manage their facilities and payroll after signing seven new players, Chiefs had to release the following seven players: Siyabonga Ngezana, Phathutshedzo Nange, Thabani Dube, Khama Billiat, Erick Mathoho, Cole Alexander, and Kgaogelo Sekgota. One notable departure is Chiefs legend Erick Mathoho, who seems set to return to his hometown in Limpopo for the next season, potentially joining PSL newcomers Polokwane City. After training with SuperSport United and not receiving an offer, Mathoho is reportedly close to signing with Polokwane City.

On a brighter note, Chiefs fans have a new youngster to watch out for. Siyabonga Gumede, a 19-year-old central defender, has been spotted with the Amakhosi senior team. He is expected to be an understudy to players like Thatayaone Ditlhlokwe, Njabulo Ngcobo, and Given Msimango after the departures of Mathoho and Dube. The changes in the squad reflect the dynamic nature of football, and as the new season approaches, fans can anticipate seeing fresh faces in the lineup and potential success on the pitch.