Kaizer Chiefs’ strategic move of selling Siyabonga Ngezana to FCSB for €600,000 (approximately R12 million) in June this year might just be the tip of the financial iceberg. 45min has gathered intelligence indicating that Chiefs’ early investment in the towering defender during his developmental phase may now translate into a windfall of millions.
Ngezana’s burgeoning influence in Romanian football has set the stage for potential grandeur as talks surrounding a prospective transfer to France’s esteemed Ligue 1 intensify by the day. This development has sparked heightened speculation about the financial implications for Kaizer Chiefs.
If negotiations come to fruition and Ngezana secures a move to Ligue 1, FCSB owner Gigi Becali has made it abundantly clear that he values the player’s services at no less than a staggering €7 million (approximately R142 million). The domino effect of this valuation could be monumental for Chiefs, who, thanks to a savvy contractual clause, are positioned to benefit significantly from Ngezana’s success.
With a 10% sell-on stake in Ngezana’s future transfers, Kaizer Chiefs stands to augment their coffers by an additional R14.2 million should the defender’s potential sale materialize. In the grand scheme of things, this would catapult Chiefs’ total earnings from Ngezana’s transfer to an astonishing R26 million.
Ngezana’s impact at FCSB has been notable, with 13 appearances across all competitions, a goal to his name, and an assist to his credit. As the transfer saga unfolds, Kaizer Chiefs’ financial foresight could prove to be a masterstroke, reaping substantial rewards from a player nurtured and developed within their ranks. The footballing world watches with bated breath as the story of Siyabonga Ngezana unfolds on the global stage.