At Naturena, Kaizer Chiefs have been spotted with TWO new faces. In fact, when the DStv Premiership returns, both players might play.
A first team contract is allegedly being offered to Mfundo Vilakazi. In other words, he is now an official senior squad member.
Donay Jansen has also been invited to train with the starting squad. Thus, being observed during instruction.
Vilakazi is reportedly already receiving promotions, based on recent reports. He is their first new addition to the team. As a result, Jansen, the cousin of Amakhosi legend Bernard Parker, will have to step up to become the second addition.
He has previously participated in a few practices with the first squad. Last season, he was just about to sign a contract with the first team. In addition, at the beginning of the season, he was one of six DDC stars invited to trial.
Speaking more about his players’ promotions, Khumalo emphasizes that the primary goal of development is for players to be called up to the first team.
“It is good that our players are getting promoted, I’m happy. It’s actually what we are all about, developing players. When you see them go to the first team. It’s not about a team in development, you give them exposure, promote them and you help them grow,” he continued.
“I have mentioned before that most of the players that I worked with will be promoted. From the team I started with, I don’t have Aden McCarthy, Mduduzi Shabalala, Wandile Duba, Samkelo Zwane and now it’s Obrigado and Donay. Puso and Mdaka are also gone.
“90 percent of the team is gone, so now I need to start assembling a team again even though I have started blending it nicely with young players like Neo Bohloko, who is just 15-years old. We are slowly but surely cooking again.”