With the January transfer window about to open next month. There are several Kaizer Chiefs players whose contracts are ending in June 2023. We caught up with former Kaizer Chiefs forward Shaun Permall who claims that one of those players, Billiat, doesn’t warrant his salary.
Valuable players such as forward Khama Billiat, fullback Sifiso Hlanti, young midfielder Njabulo Blom and the underused Eric Mathoho will need to be sold in January, or else Amakhosi will risk losing these players on a free without recouping any cash.
“This time of the year, if they were going to keep them on, they would’ve renewed already. I highly doubt that they’re going renew their contracts, if it’s gone this far without happening,” Shaun Permall told ThisIsFootball.Africa.
“The kid Njabulo Blom is not a bad player, a decent player, and Khama Billiat for me the price tag does not do him justice. The amount of money that he is earning, he hasn’t done much to warrant the huge salary that he is earning. We don’t know the exact amount but from past reports, it has been said that he is earning quite a bit. Like I said he hasn’t done much, and the other two (Hlanti and Mathoho), I think it’s the end of the road for them.”
Some of these players are also on the wrong side of 30 and this would make a sale in January particularly hard because why would you pay a fee for someone older than 30, if he is free at the end of the season. Adding to this is the non-existent resale value that the individual holds. Players like this would demand high wages, as well as a hefty signing on fee too.
For example, a player like Erick Mathoho who has all the experience, national caps, leagues and cups, has not seen a single minute of game time in a team that concedes 85 percent of their goals away from home, which is 10 goals out of the 15 leaked so far this season. A player of his leadership and stature should at least get an opportunity especially in those away games where his qualities can be of much needed assistance.
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