- Kaizer Chiefs star George Maluleka officially parted ways with the club on Tuesday
- Maluleka's contract expired on June 30th and has signed a pre-contract with Mamelodi Sundowns
- The midfield general will be able to train with the Brazilians, but cannot play for them this season
Briefly.co.za previously reported that 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.
Chiefs made the news official and cut ties with Maluleka on Tuesday following the expiration of his contract as at June, 30.
The travesty for Maluleka is that he'll miss out on Chiefs' title charge and possible triumph due to the Covid-19 and lockdown delays.
Maluleka's pre-contract with the Brazilians comes into play as from Wednesday, which would mean he will be allowed to train with his new teammates.
However, 'Mido' will not be eligible for selection for the remainder of the current campaign.
Following the initial furore, fans and pundits alike have claimed that Sundowns masterminded the move as a means to derail Chiefs' title campaign.
Coach Pitso Mosimane rubbished the reports and clapped back at other clubs.
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