Kaizer Chiefs Squad 2022/2023 season – All Players and Details

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Kaizer Chiefs Squad 2022/2023 season – All Players and Details

The Kaizer Chiefs Football Team (often referred to as Chiefs) is a professional soccer club headquartered in Naturena, Johannesburg South, that competes in the Premier Soccer League. The squad is known as the Phefeni Glamour Boys and AmaKhosi, which means “Lords” or “Chiefs” in Zulu. Kaizer Chiefs Squad 2022/2023 season – All Players and Details

 

 

Players Updates 2022/2023

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Chiefs and Mphahlele Part Ways

Kaizer Chiefs have opted to not extend Ramahlwe Mphahlele’s contract when it expires at the end of the month.

The talented defender arrived at Chiefs ahead of the 2016/17 season from Mamelodi Sundowns. His Amakhosi debut came on the opening day of the DStv Premiership season on 23 August 2016 against Wits. He played a total of 127 official matches in his six seasons with the Glamour Boys, working with different coaches.

His leadership on and off the pitch saw him wear the captain’s armband a number of times for Amakhosi.

We thank ‘Rama’ for his hard work and wish him all the best in the future.

Chiefs Release Ntiya-Ntiya

Kaizer Chiefs and Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya have come to a decision to part ways.

The defender joined Chiefs’ development ranks before being promoted to the senior team January 2018. He made his DStv Premiership debut on 6 January against SuperSport in Mbombela.

He was part of the Chiefs team that went to two finals, the Nedbank Cup in 2019 and the CAF Champions League last year. The 25-year-old Ntiya-Ntiya has been given his clearance and will be able to join a team of his choice. Our well wishes to Siphosakhe for the future.

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Attacking midfielder Dumsani Zuma’s numerous disciplinary issues have led to the Club letting him go with a year still remaining on his contract…

This follows his latest appearance in front of the DC, which resulted in his dismissal as recommended by an independent authority. The 27-year-old only featured three times in 2021/22 for Chiefs….

Since joining from Bloemfontein Celtic in 2017, he has been suspended a number of times, including twice in one season. He was also sent to rehab and counselling in the season that just ended. Over five seasons, he played 100 matches (25 starts + 75 subs) and scored 13 goals

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Samir Nurković Updates

Kaizer Chiefs will not extend Samir Nurković’s contract when it expires on 30 June 2022, ending a three-year relationship. The popular Serbian forward began his Chiefs career like a house on fire, scoring 14 goals in his maiden season. We wish Kokota all the best

 

Athnony Akumu Agay Updates

Player Updates! The Club has put Kenyan defensive midfielder Anthony Akumu Agay on transfer. The Club will listen to offers from other Clubs for his services. Like Kambole, Agay also arrived at Chiefs from Zesco and netted twice in his 47 appearances.

 

Lazalous Kambole Updates

Player Updates! Kaizer Chiefs parts ways with Kambole! Striker Lazalous Kambole, a 2019 acquisition from Zambian side, Zesco United is headed for new pastures after scoring two goals in his 46 appearances for the Glamour Boys. We wish him well in the future.

 

Kearyn Baccus Updates

Player Updates! Chiefs is scheduled to part ways with Kearyn Baccus at the end of June. The SA-born midfielder grew up in Australia before returning home to play for Chiefs in June 2019. He appeared in 53 matches with two goals in his three seasons.

Daniel Akpeyi Updates

Player Updates! Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi will also leave the Club, with his contract set to expire on 30 June 2022. The Nigerian international signed mid-season from Chippa United in 2018/19 and featured 69 times in 3.5 years for Amakhosi Farewell and good luck!

Leonardo Castro

Player Updates! Colombian goal poacher Leonardo Castro is saying goodbye to Amakhosi after his great service to the Club. Since signing in 2018, the 33-year-old featured 122 times for Amakhosi and scored 27 goals over four seasons.

 

Daniel Cardoso Updates

Kaizer Chiefs parts ways with Cardoso! Veteran defender Daniel Cardoso will call time on his Chiefs career with his contract due to expire at month end. The 33-year-old played 185 games in seven seasons and weighed in with 12 goals

 

Lebogang Manyama Updates

Player Updates! Lebogang Manyama will also be out of contract at the end of June and is free to find a new team. The attacking midfielder joined Amakhosi in August 2018 from Turkish side Konyaspor and played 95 matches, scoring on 15 occasions. All the best Lebo.

 

Goalkeeper
32 Itumeleng Khune [South Africa] South Africa 20/06/1987

Defender
45 Njabulo Blom [South Africa] South Africa 11/12/1999
29 Thabani Dube [South Africa] South Africa 16/11/1992
23 S’fiso Hlanti [South Africa] South Africa 01/05/1990
19 Happy Mashiane [South Africa] South Africa 01/01/1998
3 Eric Mathoho [South Africa] South Africa 01/03/1990
27 Njabulo Ngcobo [South Africa] South Africa 27/05/1994

Midfielder
5 Teddy Akumu [Kenya] Kenya 20/10/1992
21 Lebogang Manyama [South Africa] South Africa 13/09/1990
24 Phathutshedzo Nange [South Africa] South Africa 11/12/1991
Given Thibedi [South Africa] South Africa 16/09/1997

 

Last Season

Goal Keepers – Kaizer Chiefs 2022/2023

Daniel Akpeyi Daniel Akpeyi (Nigeria)
Itumeleng Khune Itumeleng Khune ( South Africa )
Bruce Bvuma Bruce Bvuma (South Africa)
Brandon Petersen Brandon Petersen ( South Africa   )
Karabo Molefe Karabo Molefe (South Africa )

Defenders – Kaizer Chiefs 2022/2023

Daniel Cardoso Daniel Cardoso ( Centre-Back South Africa/Portugal )
Eric Mathoho Eric Mathoho ( Centre-Back South Africa )
Ramahlwe Mphahlele ( Centre-Back  South Africa )

Siyabonga Ngezana (Centre-Back South Africa )

Njabulo Ngcobo (Centre-Back South Africa )
Thabani Dube ( Centre-Back  South Africa )
Sibusiso Mabiliso  (Left-Back  South Africa )
Sifiso Hlanti ( Left-Back South Africa )
Happy Mashiane  ( Left-Back South Africa)
Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya ( Left-Back South Africa )

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Midfielders – Kaizer Chiefs 2022/2023

Njabulo Blom Defensive Midfield South Africa
Teddy Akumu ( Defensive Midfield  Kenya)
Cole Alexander  (Central Midfield South Africa )

Kearyn Baccus ( Central Midfield Australia/South Africa )
Phathutshedzo Nange ( Central Midfield South Africa )

Sabelo Radebe  ( Central Midfield22 South Africa )
Nkosingiphile Ngcobo ( Attacking Midfield South Africa )
Lebogang Manyama  ( Attacking Midfield  South Africa )

Bernard Parker ( Attacking Midfield South Africa )

Keagan Dolly ( Left Winger South Africa )
Kgaogelo Sekgota ( Right Winger South Africa )
Dumisani Zuma  ( Right Winger  South Africa )
Keletso Sifama Keletso Sifama ( Right Winger  South Africa ).
Khama Billiat ( Second Striker Zimbabwe/South Africa )
Leonardo Castro ( Centre-Forward Colombia )

Samir Nurkovic (Centre-Forward  Serbia Bosnia-Herzegovina )
Lazarous Kambole Lazarous Kambole (Centre-Forward Zambia )

Chiefs have won over 50 club awards and 12 league championships (four in the PSL era). They have the most titles in the PSL and are the most popular team in the nation, with an average home attendance of 14,873 in the 2018–19 season, which is the second highest in the league. The team’s home games are held at FNB Stadium.

The squad has a strong local rivalry with the Orlando Pirates, a neighboring Soweto side with whom Chiefs founder Kaizer Motaung played in his youth. Former national team captains Neil Tovey and Lucas Radebe, as well as Patrick Ntsoelengoe, Gary Bailey, John “Shoes” Moshoeu, Shaun Bartlett, Steve Komphela, Siyabonga Nomvete, and Doctor Khumalo, have all worn the black and gold jersey.

Following their unexpected withdrawal from the 2005 CAF Confederation Cup, Kaizer Chiefs were banned from participation in African club tournaments until 2009. CAF has fined Chiefs for refusing to compete in a tournament for the second time in four years.

In Sub-Saharan Africa, it is the most popular team. At the turn of the century, the Kaizer chiefs had a support base of nearly 16,000,000 people. It is believed that there are around 40,000,000 supporters in Southern Africa now.

 

The bulk of the fans are from South Africa and the surrounding nations. Kaizer Chiefs will commemorate their 50th anniversary in January 2020.

The British indie rock/britpop band Kaiser Chiefs was named after the club because Lucas Radebe, a former Kaizer Chiefs player, led Leeds United, the side that all of the band members supported.

Kaizer Chief History

The Kaizer Chiefs were created in January 1970, soon after Kaizer “Chincha Guluva” Motaung returned from playing forward for the Atlanta Chiefs of the North American Soccer League (NASL). The moniker Kaizer Chiefs was created by combining his own personal name with the Atlanta Chiefs.

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Gilbert Sekgabi, Clarence Mlokoti, China Ngema, Ewert “The Lip” Nene, and Rabelani Jan Mofokeng, among others, played vital roles in the establishment and expansion of Kaizer Chiefs, but he lagged and departed due to work.

Fans refer the Kaizer Chiefs as “Amakhosi,” a Zulu term that means “kings” or “chiefs.” Their headquarters are at Naturena, six kilometers south of Johannesburg, near Kaizer Chiefs Village.

The 2001–02 season was both one of the Club’s most successful and devastating in its history. They won the Vodacom Challenge, the BP Top Eight, the Coca-Cola Cup, and the African Cup Winners’ Cup in only four months.

 

At the time, the club’s then-public relations officer, Putco Mafani, described the squad as being on “Operation vat alles,” an Afrikaans phrase that translates to “take everything” in English.

 

The Ellis Park Stadium incident on April 11, 2001, in which 43 spectators were crushed to death during the Soweto Derby between Chiefs and arch-rivals Orlando Pirates, contrasted the highs of cup successes.

Chiefs went on to face the 2001 CAF Champions League champions Al Ahly of Egypt in the 2002 CAF Super Cup after winning the African Cup Winners’ Cup.

 

The Confederation of African Football named Kaizer Chiefs “CAF Club of the Year” in April 2002, in recognition of their performances in 2001.

The Peace Cup in South Korea awarded the Chiefs the Fair Play Award in the 2003–04 season. The Chiefs won the PSL for the first time in their history at the conclusion of the season.

During the 2004–05 soccer season, the Chiefs surpassed the season-long leaders (Orlando Pirates) in the last game of the season to retain their PSL title.

 

Zambian striker Collins Mbesuma enjoyed a record-breaking season with Romanian coach Ted Dumitru, scoring 39 goals in all competitions.

A Confederation of African Football (CAF) ban briefly halted Kaizer Chiefs’ efforts into Africa. It made its mark, though, with the annual Vodacom Challenge, which pitted Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates against an invited European team.

 

Since its debut, the Chiefs have won the Vodacom Challenge Cup five times. In the 2006 Challenge, they defeated a youthful Manchester United team 4–3 on penalties to win the title. [10]

The club and coach Ernst Middendorp parted ways in March 2007. For the balance of the 2006–07 season, the club immediately hired former Orlando Pirates coach Kosta Papi. [needs citation]

Muhsin Ertural returned to the Chiefs for a second season in 2007–08, having previously coached The Glamour Boys from 1999 to 2003.

The squad won their first ever CAF Champions League final on June 26, 2021, after beating Wydad AC 1–0 on aggregate.

Kaizer Chiefs stated on their Twitter account on July 9, 2021, that they had signed six new players for next season as their long-awaited transfer restriction comes to an end. They lost the Champions League Final 3–0 against Al Ahly on July 17, 2021.

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