They also signed Mario Booysen, but the big talking point has been the signature of Manyama. Chiefs have been trying hard to get him many times for years, particularly when he impressed for Cape Town City two seasons ago.
Here's how the media, fans and the SA football fraternity reacted on social media.
Manyama earning 9.2 Million a year at Chiefs? Billiat on 10 Million a year. Whilst you have Bvuma on less than 10k a month. These ones are going to fight amongst themselves soon.— Football Lover (@LUCKY_MTHOMBENI) August 22, 2018
"Bobby and Alfred Phiri don't get along so Manyama to Kaizer Chiefs will never happen" pic.twitter.com/K6jpQzlJ9K— Oratile (@ora_tiwee) August 22, 2018
Kaizer Chiefs have signed Lebogang Manyama as he was a free agent! INCREDIBLE BUSINESS FROM AMAKHOSI! The more quality players, the better #PSL #AbsaPrem #ExtraTime #Amakhosi4Life #SSFootball #SSDiski #KaizerChiefs #Chiefs pic.twitter.com/Ug1aJW5Bx1— Shakes Rampedi (@ShakesRampedi) August 22, 2018
I honestly think if Kaizer Motaung Snr could personal approach Alfred Phiri for the service of Lebogang Manyama he was gonna get him.. Not Bobby. #FACT— Marks Nkuna (@MarksNkuna) August 21, 2018
Top Quality player and someone i regard as one of my best friends. All the best my gazi im really happy for u and your family, u deserve it because u a great defender. #TimeToShowThem https://t.co/FdwkJjqwPA— Kermit Romeo Erasmus (@Erasmus_95) August 22, 2018
Ajax Cape Town (@ajaxcapetown) August 22, 2018
Kaizer Chiefs made brilliant signings so on paper may seem like PSL favourites, but Lebogang Manyama will need time to get back up to speed which is a typical problem of top SA talent wasting away in Europe & then returning out of shape. For Bafana's sake Lebo needs to step up— Ignat Football (@IgnatFootball) August 23, 2018