CHIEFS TO BOLSTER THEIR SQUAD
By: Lungelo Ngcamu
Kaizer Chiefs vows to beef up their squad for the upcoming season.
Coach Stuart Baxter made it clear that he wants new players to join the team. Some players will be off-loaded by the club. This comes after the club finished the season trophyless.
Jimmy Jambo is one of the players who might be released by Amakhosi.
Chiefs is set to part ways with Zimbabwean fullback Jambo who suffered injury in November 2012. Jambo still has a one year remaining contract with the club, but the club is eager to let him go and open space for a new player to come in.
Jambo has been sidelines since the 2012/13 season and did not participate in the last campaign as he struggled to recover from dreadful knee injury he suffered in two seasons ago. In the left position, Chiefs already has Tsepo Masilela and Simphiwe Mtshweni, the two played well both domestically and at the Caf competitions.
Jambo would not be the first Zimbabwean to be released by Amakhosi. Tinashe Nengomasha and Thomas Sweswe were released by Chiefs a few seasons ago. They both joined Bidvest Wits.
Chiefs is still mum regarding maestro striker Knowledge Musona who still has a contract with Germany side TSG Hoffenheim. But, Zimbabwean striker seems to be playing in PSL next season, after he made statement saying he won’t leave the club without an offer from overseas.
According to the Chiefs website, Baxter made it clear that he will release players and bring others to move from good to great next season.
“There will be player movements where we think some players will be better served by moving to other teams. There will also be an opportunity created to promote some of the players from the Development,” Baxter was quoted as saying.
“We need strengthening in the attacking force where we missed so many chances this season. We didn’t contribute enough goals compared to the chances we created.
“Some of the players may leave on transfer as well and that will open opportunities to bring some quality in the Team but that will also be determined by the negotiations.”