Leaving? Agent clarifies future of young Kaizer Chiefs fan favourite!

Kaizer Chiefs were thought to have made a decision pertaining to the future of one of their youngsters.

Some changes are expected at the end of the season, which will affect players and coaching staff at Chiefs.

Chiefs find themselves languishing in eighth place in the DStv Premiership thus far, with the squad underperforming. The team has not fared much better in the cup competitions either. Under Molefi Ntseki, they were knocked out of both the MTN8 and Carling Knockout Cup. That prompted the Amakhosi management to relieve the former Bafana Bafana coach of his duties.

Chiefs then redeployed Cavin Johnson as their interim coach from his role overseeing the club’s academy. The club found themselves knocked out of the Nedbank Cup during his tenure. Under both coaches, one player that has hardly got a look in under both coaches is midfielder Samkelo Zwane.

For Zwane, the numbers this season hardly support the possibility of him growing into a first team regular any time soon. In his breakthrough season last campaign, he made 12 league appearances, from the second half of the season. It was thought that his second campaign would see him become an even more integral part of the Chiefs season. However, under both ex-coach Ntseki it was clear to see he was not going to be a regular. 

It was previously reported by this publication that Chiefs were ready to sacrifice Zwane and send him on loan. But now according to his agent Mike Makaab, no such decision has been made yet. 

Zwane could still stay at Chiefs

“I think it would be premature to discuss anything of this nature, I would say that one would only look at [potential loan moves] come the end of this season. Obviously, we would, as we [ProSport] do with all football clubs, will sit with the football club (Chiefs) and discuss each and every player we represent, get feedback from the club, and if the club believes it’s worthwhile and better for the player’s development. For him [Zwane] or any player, let’s forget about Samkelo but any player in general, for a player to go out on loan and if we believe and support the narrative, we’ll get behind doing it but making sure the loan is one where we believe the player has got an opportunity for game time and [good] minutes.” Said Makaab to iDiski Times.

Running out of games this season

With the DStv Premiership reaching its final stretch, it will be interesting to see if Zwane feature for Chiefs.