Blom’s future at Chiefs uncertain?

Njabulo Blom of Kaizer Chiefs challenging Mamelodi Sundowns' Themba Zwane during the MTN8, Quarter Final match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs at Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium on 15 August 2021. Picture : Muzi Ntombela

Reports in the past weeks indicate that Njabulo Blom’s future at Kaizer Chiefs looks uncertain, after club manager Bobby Motaung and player agent Rob Moore could not agree on monetary issues.

Chiefs obviously view Blom as a future club captain, but his current deal makes the Amakhosi development graduate one of the lowest-paid players in the squad.

After Blom’s recent storming performance, a war of words broke out in the media between manager Motaung and Blom’s agent Rob Moore, over a potential extension of his contract. Moore is obviously demanding an increase in salary for his client, while the club seem to feel that his demands are too  excessive for their liking.

And now, rumors in the media are that SuperSport United are keeping a keen eye on the Blom’s situation, after it emerged that the midfielder’s future at Amakhosi is uncertain. 

ThisIsFootball.Africa also spoke to the former Chiefs’ star Michael Nkambule, to get his view on the matter, and former midfielder pleaded with the club to pay him what he wants, and to keep him in the team.

“What I can say is money has no age, if someone is doing the job, they must get paid. If he deserves that money, then they must give it to him,” Nkambule told ThisIsFootball.Africa.

“This is exactly what happened to Toni Kroos when Bayern Munich said they won’t give him a lot of money, he left the club and look where he is now.”

The Bafana Bafana midfielder is a club’s fan favorite, and he has been doing exceptionally well for his side, which could make it difficult for Amakhosi to freely let him go.

What is expected, is that  Blom and his agent will sit down with Chiefs to discuss a new contract, which would end the long-running uncertainty about his future at Chiefs. However, Bobby Motuang recently stated that the club will discuss the issue with the player’s family.

Blom, who is currently in the Bafana camp as they wait to play Angola in a friendly match tomorrow, has played 13 games across all competitions this season so far.

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Njabulo Blom of Kaizer Chiefs during his Diski Challenge days. Photo Njabulo Blom’s Facebook.
Njabulo Blom of Kaizer Chiefs during his Diski Challenge days. Photo Njabulo Blom’s Facebook.