Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed they will be letting go of seven players to make way for recently announced signings for the coming season.
Willard Katsande, Kgotso Moleko, Philani Zulu, Lazarus Kambole, Yagan Sasman, Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya, as well as goalkeeper Brylon Petersen will not be kept by the Naturena-based club.
Katsande leaves Amakhosi after a decade at the club. He currently holds the record of being the most capped foreigner after playing 326 official matches for Chiefs, which is one more than fellow countryman, Tinashe Nengomasha.
While it is not yet known what the future holds for most of the released players, the 25-year-old Sasman will be joining Swallows FC after two seasons at the club.
In a statement released on Tuesday evening, the club thanked all the players for their contribution.
The Club would like to truly thank all the players for the immense contribution to Kaizer Chiefs over the last number of seasons. Special mention goes to Willard Katsande who spent the last decade with Chiefs, giving his all. #Amakhosi4Life
— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) July 27, 2021
Following a demanding season of mixed fortunes to the Glamour Boys, in which they finished eighth on the domestic log despite reaching the finals of the Caf Champions League, the club seems to be on a mission to rebuild the team into a championship-winning force.
Earlier on Tuesday, Kaizer Chiefs confirmed the signing of former Mamelodi Sundowns attacking midfielder Keagan Dolly and former Wits holding midfielder, Cole Alexander.
The two players join a list of other players who have already been announced by the club including, Sifiso Hlanti, Kgaogelo Sekgota, Brandon Peterson and Phathutshedzo Nange.
The club has also extended contracts of several senior players.
Veteran goalkeeper, Itumeleng Khune and striker Khama Billiat have been given two years’ contract extension each, while the contracts for strikers Bernard Parker and Lebogang Manyama, and defender Ramahlwe Mphahlele have been extended for a year.