Since Thibedi, Ayanda Rorwana, Sizwe Twala, and Itumeleng Shopane were not included in Gavin Hunt’s workouts
The Kaizer Chiefs have announced that they will not bring back the four players who spent last season on loan at Swallows FC.
Given Thibedi, Ayanda Rorwana, Sizwe Twala and Itumeleng Shopane will stay with the Dube Birds for another season following an agreement between the two clubs.
Amakhosi took to their social media platforms to confirm the news of the quartet’s move to Swallows on their social media platforms.
As Goal reported earlier this week, the quartet had not participated in any of Gavin Hunt’s workouts since the team returned on Sunday.
And that fueled speculation that none of them were part of the new tech team’s plans for the upcoming campaign.
Amakhosi’s decision to let the four players go raises eyebrows, especially since they are still unsure whether the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) would rule in their favor.
The Chiefs are still waiting to see if their two-window transfer ban will be lifted so they can strengthen the squad.
Thibedi is the only player the majority of Amakhosi fans expected to be recalled from Swallows FC to bolster midfield after George Maluleka left for Mamelodi Sundowns.
Nonetheless, Hunt still has options in midfield with Kearyn Baccus, Siphelele Ntshangase and Nkosingiphile Ngcobo among those who could be given the responsibility of playing the link between defensive midfielders and attackers.
But if the Chiefs win their appeal, there’s a good chance Hunt will add a few more players to his squad.
Already, S’fiso Hlanti is training with the Soweto giants with a view to securing a contract provided the outcome of the appeal favors the club.
Thabang Monaree and Cole Alexander have also been linked with moves to Naturena following the sale of Bidvest Wits to Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila.