Earlier this year it was interestingly reported that Tshabalala could take up a new management role at Chiefs alongside fellow club legend Reneilwe Letsholonyane.
The 38-year-old has repeatedly said he is not done with the game, and it had been reported that Tshabalala could serve as the team manager of the DStv Diski Challenge team, while another former Chiefs legend Reneilwe “Yeye” Letsholonyane would reportedly coach the side.
Of course, Amakhosi fans will never forget how Tshabalala enjoyed a famed career at Chiefs between 2007 and 2018, and there were some rumours suggesting the veteran winger – who has been a free agent for some time – could return to the club as a player.
However, Tshabalala laughed this off quite emphatically, even though he insists that he hasn’t headed into retirement.
“I heard about the rumours, but that’s not true. I was not informed or approached about that,” Tshabalala told the media, as quoted by Goal.com. “[I’m] not yet retired, it’s still the same. I’m still Siphiwe Tshabalala, active soccer player.”
The Chiefs squad is expected to undergo some significant changes early next year
For one, there is reportedly a sense of frustration building for Chiefs attacker Kamohelo Mahlatsi due to limited game-time.
Kamohelo Mahlatsi was expected to form a key part of a new-look Chiefs side under Arthur Zwane after joining Amakhosi from Swallows on a three-year deal earlier this year.
However, as it’s turned out, the 24-year-old has barely featured for Chiefs in the league, and according to a Phakaaathi report, there is a growing sense of displeasure in the player’s camp.
THERE WILL BE GREAT EXPECTATIONS ON AMAKHOSI WHEN THEY RETURN FROM THE FIFA BREAK
Meanwhile, there increasingly seems to also be uncertainty about the Chiefs future for Njabulo Blom, who has displayed some encouraging form interspersed with quieter moments in the midst of some injury setbacks.
It’s believed he could ultimately leave Naturena, although it has also become increasingly evident that Chiefs are also determined to make several new recruits in the next January transfer window.
Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Njabulo Blom still has his future in the air. Image: @kaizerchiefs / Twitter.