Kaizer Chiefs is set to lose the services of veteran goalkeeper Arthur Bartman at the end of the current season. Bartman has been with the Amakhosi for four seasons now, and has been playing as second choice to captain Itumeleng Khune.
A player close to Bartman has informed Goal.com that the 40-year-old goalkeeper is in his last season in top flight football, and Bartman is still waiting to hear if management would create a position for him off the pitch at the club.
“He (Arthur Bartman) doesn’t want to go public about his retirement, because there could be a position for him in the team next season, but he is still waiting for management to decide,” he said.
Bartman has been a professional footballer for almost two decades, playing for African Wanderers, Moroka Swallows and Supersport United to name a few.
Kaizer Chiefs have already prepared for life without Bartman, by signing a 20-year-old Reyaad Pieterse to fill the void that will be left by Bartman, as cover for Khune in the new season.