- Kaizer Chiefs chairperson Kaizer Motaung has made peace with losing some of the club’s top development players to rival teams
- Motaung said it was an unfortunate situation but there wasn’t much he could do to change it
- Several of Kaizer Chiefs young players have been poached by Mamelodi Sundowns recently
Kaizer Chiefs chairperson Kaizer Motaung has accepted the reality of losing some of the club's best development players to rival clubs such as Mamelodi Sundowns and says there isn't much he can do about the situation.
Motaung said while the club had been doing its best to promote promising young players to its first team there were only so many positions open within the team.
Tristan Moses was impressive for Kaizer Chiefs in the MultiChoice Diski Shield which the club won, he could not secure a full-time position in the main Kaizer Chiefs squad and recently completed a move to Mamelodi Sundowns.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Mpho Khumalo is another promising star of the future who has been linked with a possible move to Pitso Mosimane’s side in Pretoria.
Kickoff.co.za reported that Motaung said while the situation was unfortunate for Kaizer Chiefs there was precious little he or anyone else could do to stop players from joining other clubs.
Motaung said even contracted players could not be kept at the Naturena against their will.
The legendary club owner said other clubs were not scared to try their luck in signing rising stars and would offer Kaizer Chiefs a settlement amount which Motaung said was peanuts compared to what the club spent on developing talented players.
Bruce Bvuma, Siyabonga Ngezana, Wiseman Meyiwa, Khotso Malope and Hendrick Ekstein are all success stories from the Kaizer Chiefs youth academy and have become a part of the club’s first team playing squad.
Motaung said developing youngsters was something which was close to his heart and one of the projects with which he was personally involved.
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