Absa Premier League side Kaizer Chiefs is expected to axe some of its foreign players in order to avoid breaking PSL rules.
The Soweto giants recently brought in Lazarous Kambole (Zambia), Samir Nurkovi (Serbia) and James Kotei (Ghana).
They already have four overseas players in their squad – Aro “Dax” Andrianarimanana (Madagascar), Teenage Hadebe (Zimbabwe), Leonardo Castro (Colombia) and Daniel Akpeyi (Nigeria).
While Willard Katsande and Khama Billiat are Zimbabweans, they are registered as South African because they have spent more than five years in that country.
A report by South African online publication, IOL News says that PSL clubs are allowed a maximum of 5 overseas players, and Teenage Hadebe may face the chop. It says:
According to PSL rules, a team can register five overseas players. Chiefs have seven foreign players. Castro has been placed on the transfer list, which means they have to cut ties with another foreign player.
Hadebe is the likely candidate for axing. He failed to deliver eye-catching performances on a consistent basis last season.
Not that he was to blame for Amakhosi’s defensive woes, but he certainly did not deliver anything special to avoid being sold.
Kaizer Chiefs communications manager Vina Maphosa said that the club has not yet made a decision on the foreign quota. He said:
We are still working on the matter. We haven’t made any comments yet. But it is standard that if you’ve reached the quota then maybe you have to release other players.
You have to do this and that but no pronouncement has been made at this stage.