Kaizer Chiefs confirm contract renewal talks with Cape Town City target Brilliant Khuzwayo

The 27-year-old shot-stopper is locked in contract negotiations with Amakhosi

Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung revealed that they are in talks with Brilliant Khuzwayo regarding a possible contract extension. 

The shot-stopper's current deal is set to expire at the end of the season.

“For Brilliant Khuzwayo, we have not received any offer. We are engaging the player and his agent at the moment in terms of an extension of his contract. That is if both parties agree, but it's negotiations. It will take both parties to agree,” Motaung told the media.

Cape Town City chairman John Comitis previously expressed interest in signing Khuzwayo to boost his goalkeeping department.

“We’ve played a big role in developing Brilliant. It’s a pity that the goalkeeping position is not like midfield or an in-field player position. We are proud that Brilliant has grown to be confident enough to take the lead, but competition is still there for him," Motaung continued.

Reports emerged that Khuzwayo's camp demanded guarantees that the goalkeeper will be considered for some of the matches before he can renew his contract with the club, but Motaung feels it would be difficult to rotate goalkeepers at this stage. 

“Rotation of goalkeepers is difficult and I think with a number one goalkeeper like Khune, it becomes very difficult. He has to stand his ground against Itu and grow and develop as a goalkeeper,” Motaung concluded.

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Having brought in Leonardo Castro, Kabelo Mahlasela and Siphelele Ntshangase, Amakhosi are expected to release a few players, who have not been getting sufficient game time.

“We have engaged some clubs for players which we feel are not getting game time. I won’t mention names at the moment," he added.

“It will only be fair to mention names once we have engaged the players and we have confirmed with the clubs, but our motto is not to keep players who are not getting game time,” Motaung concluded.