Kaizer Chiefs | Hunt lifts lid on Ntshangase’s departure & potential signings

Gavin Hunt has shed light on the departure of Siphelele Ntshangase from Kaizer Chiefs. Ntshangase

Gavin Hunt has shed light on the departure of Siphelele Ntshangase from Kaizer Chiefs.

Ntshangase parted ways with Amakhosi last week, ending his three-year relationship with the club due to his lack of game time.

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Hunt said it wasn’t his decision to let go of the 27-year-old, saying it’s a call that was made by the Chiefs management.  

“Well, it was a management decision. So it was pretty much a long… all those types of things – I can’t really say too much about that‚” Hunt told the media.

As The South African reported, Ntshangase asked for his early release after it became evident that his situation wouldn’t improve in the final three months of his contract with Chiefs.

Ntshangase was reduced to a benchwarmer during his three-year stint with just 38 appearances to his name.

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Furthermore, Hunt revealed that he is engaging the management about possible signings for the upcoming season.

The 56-year-old mentor said the area of focus is the striking department where he admits they have been struggling this season.     

“But we’re speaking more about the strikers. That’s pretty much where the biggest concern is,” added Hunt.

As things stand, Chiefs rely heavily on Leonardo Castro and Samir Nurkovic for goals but they haven’t had the best of seasons due to injuries among other reasons.

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Lazarous Kambole, Lebogang Manyama, and Bernard Parker have also not given Hunt enough to work with whenever they are called upon to lead the Chiefs attack.

And the same can be said about Khama Billiat, who, in his defence, has been out for months with a shin injury.