Kaizer Chiefs: The ten players whose contracts expire in June 2021

Kaizer Chiefs have ten first team squad members who will be out of contract at the end of the season including some very big names.

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Come the end of this season Kaizer Chiefs will once again be able to dip into the transfer market, while that is great news for Gavin Hunt there are a handful of players who are in for an anxious finish to the season.

Ten Kaizer Chiefs players whose contracts expire in June

Here are the ten Kaizer Chiefs players who will be out of contract at the end of the season if they aren’t able to clinch new deals.

Lebogang Manyama

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Lebogang Manyama of Kaizer Chiefs tackled by Grant Kekana of Supersport United during the DStv Premiership 2020/21 match between Supersport United and Kaizer Chiefs at Lucas Moripe Stadium, Pretoria, on 15 December 2020 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

The former Cape Town City midfielder has been a regular fixture in Gavin Hunt’s Kaizer Chiefs teams this season and might expect to be offered an extension before the end of the season.

Manyama turned 30 last year but looks to have a handful of good years left in his legs yet and if Amakhosi leave it too late they may find themselves losing a stalwart.

Ramahlwe Mphahlele

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Ramahlwe Mphahlele is challenged by Mduduzi Mdantsane of Cape Town City during the DStv Premiership 2020/21 game between Cape Town City and Kaizer Chiefs at Cape Town Stadium on 16 January 2021 © Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

The 31-year-old fullback has assumed captaincy duties this term but has seen his season hampered by multiple injuries.

He is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury sustained early on during the victory over TTM in January. Mphahlele will have to prove that he can put his injury woes behind him to earn a new deal.

Kgotso Moleko

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Kgotso Moleko of Kaizer Chiefs during the DStv Premiership 2020/21 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Black Leopards at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg on the 09 December 2020 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Chiefs’ versatile right-sided player Moleko has made occasional appearances for Hunt’s side this season but has been unable to nail down a place.

With Chiefs likely to bring in quite a few fresh faces, Moleko might prove a luxury Bobby Motaung is no longer willing to fund.

Siphelele Ntshangase

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Siphelele Ntshangase during the Absa Premiership match between Kaizer Chiefs and Cape Town City FC at FNB Stadium on January 30, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Ntshangase has promised much but delivered little for Kaizer Chiefs to date, and he is yet to score or register an assist this season having not completed a full 90 monutes at any stage this term.

He started the Glamour Boys Nedbank Cup tie against Richards Bay but was whipped off at half-time in a match which saw Amakhosi suffer a shock defeat.

It looks like Ntshangase will be shown the door at the end of the season unless he hits his straps in spectacular fashion.

Bernard Parker

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Bernard Parker of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership 2019/20 football match between Kaizer Chiefs and Polokwane City at Soccer City, Johannesburg on 14 September 2019 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

Parker continues to put in the work for Kaizer Chiefs despite his advancing years and has shown great utility in the last few years of his career.

The well-travelled 34-year-old brings a wealth of experience but that is no guarantee that he will be at Naturena next season.

Philani Zulu

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Philani Zulu during the DStv Premiership 2020/21 game between Stellenbosch FC and Kaizer Chiefs at Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch on 23 January 2021 © Shaun Roy/BackpagePix

Zulu has made a good case for a contract extension as he has broken through as a solution to Kaizer Chiefs’ long-standing left back issue.

The product of the Maritzburg United Academy has already featured 17 times for Kaizer Chiefs this season and would likely only leave if Hunt and Motaung can find a replacement deemed to be an upgrade.

Willard Katsande

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Willard Katsande during the DSTV Premiership 2020/21 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg on the 24 October 2020 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

The veteran Zimbabwean midfielder appears to be winding down his Kaizer Chiefs career and it would be very surprising if the former skipper was offered an extension.

Katsande is still highly-rated by some for his cool head and solid performances in holding midfield, but we are talking about the Glamour Boys after all.

Khama Billiat

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Khama Billiat during the Absa Premiership 2019/20 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Supersport United at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg on the 24 August 2019 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Billiat hasn’t really lived up to his hype, and it would be a big surprise if he was offered another massive deal to stay in Soweto.

The Warriors attacker will likely have to take a significant pay-cut to keep his place in the Kaizer Chiefs squad.

Bruce Bvuma

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Bruce Bvuma during the Absa Premiership match between Bloemfontein Celtic and Kaizer Chiefs at Peter Mokaba Stadium on April 27, 2019 in Polokwane, South Africa. (Photo by Philip Maeta/Gallo Images)

Bvuma hasn’t seized his chances to impress in the past, and it is inclear how many more he will be given before he is shown the door.

Now at the point in his career were regular football is a must, the keeper and his club are probably better off parting ways.

Brylon Petersen

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Brylon Lee Petersen during the Nedbank Cup Last 32 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Royal Eagles on 08 February 2020 at FNB Stadium ,Soweto, Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Petersen has been at Kaizer Chiefs for more than four years and is yet to make a first team appearance.

The former Wits Junior will have to find a new club at the end of the season.

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