The Glamour Boys extend contracts of five big name players


Kaizer Chiefs have made their intentions of challenging for league honours very clear as they have announced the contract extensions of a host of big name players.

‘Amakhosi’ have extended the deals of senior players Itumeleng Khune, Lebogang Manyama, Khama Billiat, Bernard Parker, and Ramahlwe Mphahlele.

“Khune is the longest-serving player in the current team as he has been a part of the senior team set-up since 2004. The goalkeeper has been given two years’ extension to his contract,” said Chiefs in a statement.

The Bafana Bafana shot-stopper will go into his record-equalling 18th season with Chiefs  – joining Patrick ‘Ace’ Ntsoelengoe in the record books of Amakhosi. Ntsoelengoe played for Chiefs from 1970 and retired in 1988.

“Amakhosi have also signed another one-year contract with an option to extend for a further year with attacking midfielder Lebogang Manyama. The Alexandra township-born player arrived at Chiefs from Konyaspor in Turkey in the 2017/18 season and has been a key player for the Glamour Boys.

“Captain Bernard Parker will get to play in his 11th season for Amakhosi as he has also been given a one-year contract extension. The attacker played 42 games last season for Chiefs, making him the second most capped player of the 2020/21 season.

“He also captained the team in the latter part of the season. He played and captained 13 of the 15 Caf Champion league games for Chiefs last season,” reads the statement.

“Defender Mphahlele has also received a contract extension for the next season with a one-year option. The Ga-Mphahlele born player joined Chiefs in 2016. He was appointed captain of the team at the start of the season but also struggled with injuries. He will go into his 6th season with Amakhosi.

“Chiefs have also extended Khama Billiat’s contract. He will be with Amakhosi for two more seasons after signing for two years. The Zimbabwean attacking midfielder arrived at Chiefs in 2018 ahead of the 2018/19 season.”

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By FARPost Reporter