Kaizer Chiefs have finally come to a decision on the future of one of their defenders, whose contract is only expiring in 2024.
This publication previously reported that Thabani Dube’s representatives were planning to seek clarity on their client’s future at the back end of 2022, with Amakhosi yet to communicate their stance.
Dube is yet to feature for Chiefs under head coach Arthur Zwane, going far back to April 2022 after ‘Mangethe’ replaced Stuart Baxter on a caretaker basis.
The latest information regarding the matter, as reported in edition 1308 of Soccer Laduma, available at your nearest outlet, is that Chiefs are ready to part ways with 30-year old left-sided centre-back.
The writing is on the wall for the former Natal Rich Boyz defender especially after the Glamour Boys announced the signing of SuperSport United left-footed centre-back Thatayaone Ditlhokwe on a four-year contract from a pre-contract agreement.
“The club has instructed his camp to find him a team. With the signing of Thatayaone Ditlhokwe from SuperSport United, everyone can see now that Dube will not play,” a source close to the transfer dealings at Amakhosi told the Siya crew.
The Premier Soccer League January transfer will slam shut next week Tuesday and it’s unclear whether there will be suitors for the services of Dube.
Dube has a year to run on his contract after he joined Chiefs in 2021 on a three-year contract, with an option to extend for a further two years.
If the 30-year old does not find another team in a few days’ time, it would not be a surprise if Amakhosi go the route of a termination of contract at the end of the season, something they have done regularly over the years, influenced by the so-called rebuilding phases.
After Chiefs parted ways with at least 11 players at the end of last season, there could be further cuts a season later.