Kaizer Chiefs clarify details of Siphiwe Tshabalala’s contract

The Soweto giants announced on Tuesday that they had exercised a one-year option on Shabba’s contract. Goal investigates

Kaizer Chiefs have moved to clarify the one-year option they triggered on Siphiwe Tshabalala’s contract.

The 32-year-old midfielder penned a three-year contract with Amakhosi in January 2015, but there was confusion on whether or not the one-year option was separate from the previous deal.

According to Amakhosi’s communications manager Vina Maphosa, the clause which the club triggered on Monday had already been included in the contract which Shabba signed on the 27th of January 2015.

“In a current deal, there was a clause that on this time of the year [2017], the third year will be negotiated. So, it’s a current deal; nothing has changed except for a few things within that contract,” Maphosa told Goal.  

“What happens is that in a contract you’d find that at a certain stage of a contract, they would sit again and look at certain aspects of that particular contract, and not necessarily to review everything. It might be a salary or anything like that,” he continued.

Article continues below

“So, let’s say the parties don’t agree on that particular clause at that stage, then they can decide, within that current deal, to part ways,” he said.

“Shabba had an option within the previous contract and it is for that reason that the expiry of the [three-year] contract is still the same [June 2018]. It only changes certain things which are confidential within the previous one,” Maphosa concluded.

Shabba, who has been with the Glamour Boys for the past 10 years, appears to have rediscovered his old form, and he continues to feature regularly in Steve Komphela’s starting line-ups.