Kaizer Chiefs, based in Soweto, are expected to have one of the busiest transfer windows in the league during the close season.
Amakhosi will have until July 1 to trim what they believe is unnecessary fat off their team in order to create a place for approaching new arrivals.
Coach Arthur Zwane is still under pressure to put together a powerful team worthy of donning the black and gold of the Chiefs.
Analysts predict that the following five players will leave the Chiefs during the offseason:
Billiat’s legend is perhaps the only reason some club supporters still have hope for the 32-year-old forward as his productivity metrics continue to fall.
With his contract scheduled to expire in July, the former Zimbabwe international has struggled with injuries recently, and his one-minute cameo in the final game of the season before hobbling off again did not help matters.
Billiat is a proven quality player, but he is also one of the club’s highest earners, thus it may make sense for the Chiefs to release him.
The 2020-21 Defender of the Season’s career has taken a hit since joining the Chiefs, as he has battled to find a regular spot under Stuart Baxter and now Arthur Zwane.
The 29-year-old has reportedly been added to the club’s transfer list as the team looks to establish a future backline with new players already confirmed.
Because of the additions of defenders Given Msimango and Thatayaone Ditlhokwe, the Chiefs will no longer have room for Thabani Dube next season.
The 30-year-old former TS Galaxy player appeared in just one game during the 2022-23 season and is anticipated to return to the Rockets next season.
Phathutshedzo Nange had a forgettable 2022-23 season, making only five appearances (one in the starting 11) across all competitions.
The 31-year-old box-to-box midfielder does have fans, as Gavin Hunt, who worked with him at Chiefs, is said to be interested in enticing the player to SuperSport United.
Cole Alexander remained one of the Chiefs’ senior players, and at 33 years old, he was probably the team’s oldest midfielder.
Now, looking past his best and always an absent figure on the field of play, it appears the club is now willing to let the former Wits man go as they attempt to rebuild their midfield with fresh players.