Kaizer Chiefs set to terminate contracts of two influential players after a disappointing stint
Two Kaizer Chiefs development players to have their contracts terminated.
Darrel Matsheke and Lebogang Lesako will see their contracts with Kaizer Chiefs terminated at the end of the season after failing to impress out on loan.
Darrel Matsheke who got a surprise promotion just after 1 season in the DSTV Diski Challenge has been a disappointment ever since failing to cement his role in the all the Clubs he has been loaned out too.
The Kaizer Chiefs Midfielder has been loaned out to a number of Clubs since his promotion by coach Gavin Hunt he will be remembered as one of the players who managed to push out Willard Katsande together with Njabulo Blom after giving heartwarming perfomances impressing then coach Gavin Hunt who benched vereran player Willard Katsande and saw him getting released at the end of the season.
Darrell Matsheke aged 25 has been loaned to Moroka Swallows this season only managing to get 3starts in 30games while coming on as a sub for just 5games he has failed to prove his worth at Swallows while on loan and it has been revealed that Moroka Swallows is planning on releasing him back into Kaizer Chiefs books.
However Kaizer Chiefs is not open to the idea of welcoming him back into the team and is exercising an option to part ways with the Midfielder mutually Darrell Matsheke still has a season left in his Kaizer Chiefs contract however SSnews reports that he is likely to see his contract being terminated.
Words close to the player suggest that Darrel Matsheke is hoping to go back at Chiefs and fight for his place in the Kaizer Chiefs starting 11 however seems like the current head coach Arthur Zwane is not a fan of the Midfielder who can play various positions including right back and centre back.
Another teammate Lebogang Lesako is also going to suffer the same fate according to reports both players were loaned out to Moroka Swallows with hopes that they will get much needed game time unfortunately it was not the case as both were pusued down off the pecking order by Swallows.
Lesako just like Matsheke got promotion the same time as Darrel Matsheke and even made his Soweto Derby debut for the Club however he was loaned out to Uthongathi FC last season whereby he showed some glimpse of hope managing to get over 6 asissts however failing to score a single goal for them.
Lebogang Lesako is one of the players yet to get their goals in professional football he was earmarked as one of the best upcoming talents back in 2020 when he was promoted after a promising season together with the likes of Keletso Sifama and Rahim Milazi who is now playing his football in the Eastern Cape with Chippa United.
Reports suggest that both players are yet to be alerted about the intention to let them go at the end of this campaign however they will be informed just when they have to report for duty in Naturena as their loan spells will come to an end at the end of the season.
Both Darrel Matsheke and Lebogang Lesako will be hoping to replicate former Kaizer Chiefs players who went on and excelled in other PSL Clubs and making a return to the Club.
Just last season Kaizer Chiefs welcomed back their former reserve team Captain Zitha Kwinika from Stellenbosch after impressing and winning Club accolades despite things not having gone the way Zitha would have liked he is now living the dream and representing the Kaizer Chiefs badge as one of the senior players.
Another former Kaizer Chiefs development player Mduduzi Mdantsane is on bis way back to the Club after several stints with a number of PSL Clubs it was reported by SABC Sport earlier last month that Kaizer Chiefs and Cape Town City reached some sort of an agreement for the services of the goal scoring winger.
Mduduzi Mdantsane who was in the Kaizer Chiefs development ranks made headlines in 2018 with Baroka FC when they managed to beat Orlando Pirates in the Telkom Knockout coached by coach Wedson Nyirenda at the time Mduduzi Mdantsane scored two penalties to help Baroka FC win their first ever top flight trophy in SA football.
The likes of Lebogang Lesako and Darrel Matsheke will be hoping to look on that and use it as motivation that the dream to represent the Club is not over but will become a reality if they push themselves to another level in coming years.
Kaizer Chiefs is on course to strengthen their squad and a number of player’s future are still under consideration from the Club and it’s likely that another squad overhaul will follow at the end of this campaign.