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Chiefs looking for a veteran defender’s replacement?

Kaizer Chiefs are said to be looking for a veteran defender’s replacement as they prepare for life without veteran left-back Sifiso Hlanti.

The South African has gathered that Chiefs are looking to secure the services of Stellenbosch defender Fawaaz Basadien – reports Phakaaathi.

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According to the report, Hlanti could leave the Naturena-based Chiefs as his contract is set to expire at the end of June 2024.

CHIEFS LOOKING FOR VETERAN DEFENDER’S REPLACEMENT

The football publication has it that word on the street is that Chiefs have got their eyes on a younger talent to bolster the squad next season.

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Hlanti, who’s been holding down the left-back position at Chiefs for four years, recently found himself sidelined in favour of Edmilson Dove. It’s a tough break for him,

“According to a source in the know, Chiefs have been keeping tabs on Fawaaz Basadien from Stellenbosch FC and are planning to make him an offer once the current campaign wraps up,” reports Phakaaathi.

Kaizer Chiefs are reportedly searching for a defender as they look to replace a veteran left-back. Image Source: (@KaizerChiefs/Twitter)
Kaizer Chiefs are reportedly searching for a defender as they look to replace a veteran left-back. Image Source: (@KaizerChiefs/Twitter)

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“Stellenbosch has given the nod to sell Fawaaz Basadien to Kaizer Chiefs when the season ends.

“Basadien is being lined up as the replacement for Sifiso Hlanti, as the coaching crew has decided not to renew his contract come June.”

As things stand, it seems coach Molefi Ntseki and his technical team are gearing up for some changes in their squad, and Basadien might just be the fresh talent they’re looking for.

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CHIEFS TO SIGN ANOTHER STELLENBOSCH DEFENDER

The report comes just after Chiefs managed to lure midfielder Sibongiseni Mthethwa from the Steve Barker-coached club.

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Mthethwa was announced just before the end of the previous transfer window as he follows Ashley Du Preez who joined from Stellies.

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Meanwhile, this publication posted that Chiefs midfielder Siyethemba Sithebe has lifted the lid on Ntseki’s approach.

“I wouldn’t say he demands much from us but he always motivates us,” Sithebe told iDiski Times.

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“He would always say ‘Kaizer Chiefs is a big team, we need to be calm and the results will come’.

“The coach always says we must stay positive and have that positive energy. He always assures us that, if we keep things that way, we will win.”

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