- Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed that George Maluleka will exit the club at the end of the season
- The two parties were in contract negotiations and the Amakhosi were optimistic that the midfielder would sign an extension
- Maluleka surprised many by signing for Mamelodi Sundowns and Chiefs feel that the proper protocol was not followed
Kaizer Chiefs midfielder George Maluleka will leave the club at the end of this season.
Many were stunned to learn of the revelation that the Amakhosi star has signed with rivals Mamelodi Sundowns.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Chiefs had offered Maluleka a two-year extension, with the option for a further year, but the midfielder rebuffed their offers.
Chiefs signed Maluleka from SuperSport United and he's been a mainstay for the past six-and-a-half years.
Based on KickOFF.com's report, the Amakhosi aren't happy with the way business was conducted between the player and Sundowns.
In a bid to clarify their stance, Chiefs issued a statement on Wednesday and it cited a breach of protocol.
Chiefs' damning assessment is summed in the statement below:
"Following a string of negotiations, the player himself revealed to the Club that he has signed a pre-contract with Mamelodi Sundowns. Notably, Mamelodi Sundowns have not informed Chiefs about their engagements with George Maluleka as protocol dictates."
It's been a challenging time for Chiefs, as Briefly.co.za recently reported on their loss to AmaZulu.
The unexpected loss came as a surprise to both sets of supporters and they made their voices heard via social media.
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