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BIG twist in the Siyethemba Sithebe to Kaizer Chiefs deal!

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Kaizer Chiefs’ pursuit of Amazulu midfielder Siyethemba Sithebe has been far from a secret now, as talk surrounding it has dominated the current transfer window. 

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Speculation over Sithebe’s potential move to Chiefs increased further earlier in the week when Amazulu themselves admitted defeat in the saga. 

Amazulu concede defeat

Amazulu chairman Sandile Zungu came out with an honest assessment of the situation that face the club with the Sithebe situation. Zungu revealed that there is truth to the fact that the Bafana Bafana international’s contract is due to expire in June this year and that he has rejected all of their efforts to renew his deal. Zungu’ however stopped short of confirming that the player’s next destination was indeed Chiefs.

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“As to where he’s going, I don’t know , we are resigned to the fact that talks with AmaZulu have ended, and his contract will not be extended. N the AmaZulu faithful, they will probably not see Sithebe wearing an AmaZulu jersey in a competitive match again. We have Nedbank Cup fixtures, Champions League, and we have ten league fixtures to play until the end of the season, and he will most likely not feature in any one of them”. Said Zungu amid the Chiefs links.

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A disappointed Zungu then discussed the possible directions Amazulu could take with regards to dealing with Sithebe’s situation until the end of the season. 

Possible solutions

“We may actually keep him in the team, he may train like everyone else, or we may loan him out. We are of a view that he’s not committed to the team beyond his term of contract, which we respect. Sithebe has done wonders for the team, and we are very grateful for his contribution thus far, and he’s a true professional, and we have nothing but praise for him. We’re just disappointed he can’t be with the team for a longer time.” Zungu concluded on the matter. 

Twist in the Sithebe saga

At the time, it all looked like the last kicks of a dying horse from Amazulu, as Chiefs were said to be confident of unveiling Sithebe at Naturena in the coming weeks. However, in a fresh twist, it now appears that, the words were genuine. This is because, there now appears to be both good and bad news for Chiefs fans in this transfer saga. According to Far Post the good news is that Sithebe will definitely become an Amakhosi player, the bad news being that, they’re going to have to wait a further six months to see him in the colours of the club.

Chiefs reason

This is because, it is thought that Chiefs will deem the finances of getting Sithebe to Naturena too much and would rather wait until his contract runs out and he can join as a free agent.

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