Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung has provided an explanation of the club’s decision to release a raft of players ahead of the new season.
Amakhosi on Thursday revealed a list of five players they have agreed to part ways with, as promised towards the end of last season.
However, with the club missing a head coach at present, Motaung has provided a brief report of why the decisions had to be taken.
“As stated previously, we are releasing a number of players,” ‘Bobsteak’ told his club’s website.
“Of course, there is Brilliant Khuzwayo, who signed with Orlando Pirates after his Chiefs contract expired at the end of last season. Tsepo Masilela’s contract will [also] not be renewed.
“We are terminating the contracts of [William] Twala, [Keagan] Buchanan, [Edmore] Chirambadare and [Sibusiso] Khumalo.
“These players are immensely talented, but couldn’t find their form with us. We do not want to keep a good player inactive, and that’s why we will allow them to express their talents elsewhere.”
Meanwhile, recently recovered striker Emmanuel Letlotlo will be sent out to gain experience on a season-long loan deal, but his destination is still to be confirmed.
“Discussions are underway to send Emmanuel Letlotlo on loan. We will reveal the details as soon as the deal is finalised,” concluded Motaung.