Katsvairo Michelle in action during a Premiership match against Orlando Pirates. Photo: Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

JOHANNESBURG - Kaizer Chiefs marksman Michelle Katsvairo is going on loan to Tanzania. This was confirmed by his manager Michael Ngobeni of M-Sport-Management.

“Michelle is going on a season long loan in Tanzania. He will be playing for Singida FC (who campaign in the top flight in the country). The two clubs, which is Kaizer Chiefs and Siganda, have agreed on the deal. The player is also happy,” Ngobeni confirmed.

Katsvairo (27) arrived at Amakhosi with high expectations after doing wonders for Chicken Inn during last year's edition of the Caf Champions League. He was even compared to the clinical Knowledge Musona who made his mark at Amakhosi by notching up crucial goals in crunch matches.

At the beginning of last season, Katsvairo was leading the Chiefs striker-force until he got injured. When he came back he found it hard to get into the line-up with Gustavo Paez and Bernard Parker doing the job for Steve Komphela's outfit

“Michelle had an offer from Township Rollers in Botswana but he declined it because he was not happy with it, so that's why he opted for Singada," Ngobeni said.

"In any case, the Tanzanian League is much better than Botswana’s League. So he has a chance to revive his career there and come back and prove himself at Chiefs. It is important for him to get game time. He is a national team player and if he is not playing he won’t get called up.”

Chiefs have already got rid of Siphelele Mthembu and Edward Manqele who both failed to deliver for the club last season. They are currently assessing Argentinian forward Jonathan Phillipe.

Meanwhile midfielder George Lebese, who is on his way to Mamelodi Sundowns, is training with the Chiefs under-19 side. Amakhosi have already confirmed that they are in talks with the Brazilians regarding Lebese’s transfer from Naturena to Chloorkop.

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