Amakhosi welcome 5 more stars to beef up squad ahead of new season

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Chiefs sporting director Kaizer Motaung Jr welcomes Zitha Kwinika to Amakhosi. Photo: Kaizer Chiefs
Chiefs sporting director Kaizer Motaung Jr welcomes Zitha Kwinika to Amakhosi. Photo: Kaizer Chiefs

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Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed the arrival of five additional signings as they continue to bolster their squad for the new season.

In a bid to end a long silverware drought, Chiefs have again turned to Soweto neighbours Swallows to acquire the best talent from the Birds’ nest.

Amakhosi have signed winger Dillan Solomons, Lehlogonolo George Matlou and Kamohelo Mahlatsi from Swallows. Midfielder Siyethemba Sithebe has also arrived from AmaZulu, while young schemer Mduduzi Shabalala has been promoted from their reserve team.

The latest signings come at the back of Chiefs acquiring Ashley Du Preez and Zitha Kwinika on three-year deals from Stellenbosch last month.

The new signings at a glance:

Dillan Solomons

The 26-year-old speedy winger Solomons, who hails from Steenberg in Cape Town, has penned a four-year deal. He was instrumental in Swallows surviving relegation in the recent PSL promotion/relegation play-offs.

Read: Solomons makes a giant leap from sandpits to soaring in the PSL

Kamohelo Mahlatsi

The attacking midfielder from Sebokeng in the Vaal, has signed with Amakhosi until 2025.

Kamohelo Mahlatsi. Photo: Kaizer Chiefs
Dillan Solomons. Photo: Kaizer Chiefs
Siyethemba Sithebe. Photo: Kaizer Chiefs
Ashley Du Preez. Photo: Kaizer Chiefs
Mduduzi Shabalala. Photo: Kaizer Chiefs

Lehlogonolo Matlou

The 23-year-old has agreed to a two-year deal with an option for a year’s extension.

Siyethemba Sithebe

The 29-year-old playmaker joins from AmaZulu on a two-year deal.

Mduduzi Shabalala

Ranked as of the talented prospects from the Chiefs academy, the 17-year-old attacking midfielder has been handed a three-year deal.

He showcased his talent as the best player at the Cosafa Under-20 Championship in Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape last year, a feat that earned him an invitation to train with Villarreal in Spain. Shabalala was also invited to a trial at Belgian club, KVC Westerlo where left an impression.


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