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Kaizer Chiefs: Players dropped by newly appointed coach

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When newly appointed Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane constantly mentioned Amakhosi’s need to revive their established team, he wasn’t joking. A number of veteran players have departed the club, with more set to go in the following days. The first eight victims of the brutal sweep are listed here.

Lazarous Kambole

The Zambian, who joined Amakhosi from Zesco United in 2019, has been released after struggling for game time in two seasons. He made 46 appearances for the Glamour Boys, only managing two goals.

Kearyn Baccus 

After three seasons at the club, 53 appearances, and two goals, his time with Chiefs is over at the end of June.

Leonardo Castro

In the 122 times he played for the Soweto giants, Castro was not the clinical forward who ripped defences apart for Mamelodi Sundowns during Pitso Mosimane’s time at the Tshwane giants. The 33-year-old joined the club in 2018 and scored 27 goals over four seasons.

Anthony Akumu Agay 

The Kenyan international has been transfer-listed, and the club will listen to offers. He featured for Amakhosi 47 times, scoring one goal.

Daniel Cardoso 

The 33-year-old defender Daniel Cardoso leaves Chiefs after playing 185 games in seven seasons. The defender scored 12 goals.

Lebogang Manyama 

The former SuperSport United and Cape Town City midfielder is out of contract at the end of the month after joining Amakhosi in August 2018 from Turkish side Konyaspor. He played 95 matches, scoring on 15 occasions.

Daniel Akpeyi 

The Nigerian goalie has seen little action in the just-ended season, and when his contract ends at month-end, he will leave Naturena. He featured 69 times in 3.5 years for the club.

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Samir Nurkovic 

The big forward was the first big name to be confirmed after three years at the club. The club said it would not extend the Serbian marksman’s contract at the end of the month. ‘Kokota Piano’ has never been the same striker who notched 14 goals in his first season with injuries hampering his form.

Kaizer Chiefs took it to their Twitter account that, more announcements are yet to follow in due time.

Lee Baxter, the club’s goalkeeper coach who joined the Chiefs in 2018, has also been cut loose.

 

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