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Kaizer Chiefs' defensive duo Kgotso Moleko and Ramahlwe Mphahlele sign new deals

17:37 EAT 11/03/2019
Kaizer Chiefs Ramahlwe Mphahlele, February 2019
The two full-backs have committed their futures to the club after putting pen to paper on new deals

Kaizer Chiefs will keep hold of two of their full-backs for a little while longer after the club confirmed their respective contract extensions.

Ramahlwe Mphahlele and Kgotso Moleko both had contracts that were reportedly set to run out at the end of the season, but Chiefs have since made their move opting to keep both players at the club.

Mphahlele, in particular, has had a massive impact ever since joining Chiefs from Mamelodi Sundowns and has committed his future to the club by signing a two-year deal with a further option to extend.

“I’m happy that I extended the contract to remain at this great Club. It is now for me to repay the Club by winning trophies,” the right-back was quoted as saying by Chiefs’ official Twitter account.

Meanwhile, Moleko too has signed a two-year contract extension that keeps him at the club until 2021.

This is perhaps reward for his exploits in recent times as he has undergone a resurgence since the appointment of Ernst Middendorp to the helm.

Moleko, 29, has featured in 10 league games this season with eight coming since the German-born mentor took over.

Chiefs are certainly determined to tie up loose ends at the club as they look to keep hold of most of their star players.

Chiefs currently find themselves seventh on the league standings, five points adrift of rivals and log leaders Orlando Pirates.

Both Mphahlele and Moleko were part of the Chiefs’ most recent win which came in a tightly contested game against Maritzburg United.