Kaizer Chiefs players likely to be offloaded at the end of the season

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Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya of Kaizer Chiefs.
Kaizer Chiefs.
After a difficult campaign, Amakhosi would be looking to shake things up for better fortunes next season

Kaizer Chiefs endured yet another unsuccessful season which they will wrap up next week to mark a seventh straight year empty-handed.

The Soweto giants could not win anything on all fronts; in the Premier Soccer League, MTN8 and Nedbank Cup.

  1. Heads will certainly roll at Amakhosi
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    Heads will certainly roll at Amakhosi

    For a traditional giant in South African football, Chiefs have not lived up to their billing for the past couple of years.

    It has been seven seasons since their fans witnessed their team on the winners' podium lifting any piece of silverware.

    Coaches have come and gone but nothing seems to be working at Naturena.

    It is yet to be seen who they will hire as a new tactician to permanently replace Stuart Baxter or they could decide to stay with interim coaches Arthur Zwane and Dillon Sheppard as substantive co-coaches.

    A few weeks ago, Zwane even remarked that some Chiefs players do not deserve to don the black and yellow kit.

    Whether he will be available to effect changes on playing personnel, Chiefs are likely to make big changes in their squad.

    GOAL takes a look at five players who are likely to be shown the exit door as the club seeks to open possibilities of winning trophies next season and going forward.

  2. Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya
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    Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya

    The left-back's name was on the transfer list at the end of the season but miraculously survived being shipped out.

    It is not a surprise that he has made only four league appearances this season.

    Those appearances came when Chiefs were in a deep crisis after their Naturena headquarters was hit by a Covid-19 outbreak.

    With Amakhosi entrusting right-back Reeve Frosler to play on the left side of defence as well as the availability of Sibusiso Mabiliso and Austin Dube, Ntiya-Ntiya might no longer have a future at Chiefs.

  3. Lazarous Kambole
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    Lazarous Kambole

    Another player who was transfer-listed last July just like Ntiya-Ntiya.

    Despite getting limited playing opportunities, the Zambian centre-forward did little to present his case that he deserves to stay at Chiefs.

    He has one goal in five league games and has been linked with a return to his home country when his contract expires at the end of the season.

  4. Anthony Akumu
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    Anthony Akumu

    The Kenya international has fallen behind Phathutshedzo Nange and Cole Alexander in central midfield.

    Akumu has managed 10 appearances across all competitions this season including two starts.

    His Chiefs future looks bleak and he is likely to be offloaded despite his contract expiring in June 2023.

  5. Kearyn Baccus
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    Kearyn Baccus

    The Durban-born Australian has his Amakhosi contract expiring on June 30 and that could mark the end of his three seasons at Naturena.

    Recently, his agent Mike Makaab said they are already looking at different options as he confirmed interest in the player from other PSL clubs.

    Makaab also said the player could play in Asia to end a season he has struggled for a place in central midfield.

  6. Dumisani Zuma
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    Dumisani Zuma

    The midfielder was suspended by Chiefs twice this season and that could affect his future at the club.

    After starting the season struggling for fitness, discipline issues then haunted him and contributed to limiting his game time.

    He featured in just three games this season and he looks to have no future at Chiefs.