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Out of contract in 2023: Blom, Khune, Billiat and players Kaizer Chiefs could lose for free

14:33 SAST 2022/11/24
Kaizer Chiefs players, November 2022
The Glamour Boys have big decisions to make with five weeks left before the January 2023 transfer window opens.

Six Kaizer Chiefs players have entered the final eight months of their current contracts with the club.
The sextet will be eligible to sign pre-contracts with other clubs from January 2023 onwards if the Naturena-based giants don't extend their deals soon.
Therefore, Amakhosi's management and technical team which is led by Arthur Zwane will have to make big decisions ahead of the January 2023 transfer window.
GOAL takes a look at the six Chiefs players whose contracts will expire at the end of June 2023.

  • Phathutshedzo Nange, Kaizer Chiefs, February 2022

    Phathutshedzo Nange

    The Limpopo-born midfielder, who joined Amakhosi on a two-year deal in June 2021, has found game time hard to come by this season under Zwane.
    Samkelo Zwane's recent promotion from Chiefs' reserve team has pushed Nange, 30, further down the pecking order in the team's midfield and it would come as a surprise that the club extended his deal.

  • Sifiso Hlanti, Kaizer Chiefs, September 2022

    Sifiso Hlanti

    Chiefs' first-choice left-back has been a consistent performer for the team since he made his return from a long-term injury which had sidelined him for nine months.

    Hlanti signed a two-year deal with a one-year option when he joined Amakhosi from Swallows last year and the club is expected to trigger the extension for next season.

  • Erick Mathoho, Kaizer Chiefs, October 2022

    Erick Mathoho

    The veteran defender has become a forgotten man due to his lack of game time since Zwane took charge of the team with several centre backs preferred ahead of him.
    The three-year deal which Mathoho, 32, signed in 2019 is set to expire and Chiefs will have to make a decision regarding the loyal defender's future having joined the club in 2012.

  • Khama Billiat, Kaizer Chiefs, October 2022

    Khama Billiat

    The 2015/16 PSL Footballer of the Year remains a regular in the Chiefs team having entered the final year of the two-year deal that he signed at the end of the 2020-21 term.
    Billiat, 32, is reportedly among the highest paid players at Amakhosi and it remains to be seen whether the club will hand him another contract extension.

  • Itumeleng Khune

    Itumeleng Khune

    The current season has seen the Chiefs captain re-cement his place in the team's starting line-up as the number one goalkeeper.
    Khune, who signed a two-year extension, is most likely to be handed a new deal as the 35-year-old is a key member of Zwane's squad.

  • Njabulo Blom, Kaizer Chiefs, October 2022

    Njabulo Blom

    Chiefs attempted to extend the Bafana Bafana international's contract a few months ago, but the club failed to reach an agreement with his agent, Rob Moore.
    Despite the impasse in the contract talks, Blom continues to enjoy regular game time under Zwane who has made it known that the club is keen to keep the 23-year-old midfielder beyond this term.