Ex Chiefs Striker Mthembu Agrees Deal With Callies

Sphelele Mthembu

Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Siphelele Mthembu has joined the Motsepe Foundation Championship side Pretoria Callies, Thisisfootball.Africa can confirm.

Mthembu has been training with the Romans in the past two weeks, as reported by this publication, and has now agreed to sign a six-month deal with the team.

The 35-year-old goal-poacher spent the last two seasons at AmaZulu in the DStv Premiership. However, Mthembu was among the host of players who were released in June this year by Usuthu.

According to this publication’s sources, coach Kwanele Kopo was impressed by Mthembu and he believes the veteran striker can help his side avoid relegation.

“Siphelele (Mthembu) has signed a six-month-deal with Pretoria Callies, it’s a done deal,” a source told Thisisfootball.Africa.

“He has a chance to extend, it will depend on how he performs. They also looked at his age, that’s why they only signed him until the end of the season.

“Coach Kopo believes that Mthembu can help the team as they struggled in the first half of the season. In fact, they signed him believing he will score goals.”

The former AmaZulu striker struggled to score goals in his two year stay at Usuthu. He netted only twice and assisted twice in 45 appearances for the Durban-based club across all competitions.

ThisIsFootball.Africa has also gathered that Callies have released several players, namely Bantu Chingi, Pontsa Seloana, Lungelo Khoza, Lucky More, Lonwabo Balfour and Pule Motsetse

Callies sit 16th with eight points in 12 matches, while 15th and 14th placed VFA and Leopards accumulated 10 points each. Baroka have managed to collect 11 points after 11 games in 13th spot.

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Siphelele Mthembu of Kaizer Chiefs celebrates scoring the second goal during the Absa Premiership Football match between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa on December 6, 2014 ©Barry Aldworth/BackpagePix