DURBAN – Kaizer Chiefs are set to announce Siphelele Ntshangase as their player on a permanent deal soon.
Ntshangase, who is on the books of Baroka FC, will join Amakhosi in this transfer window.
According to Baroka chief executive Morgan Mamilla, the deal is “90 percent done”.
“The boy is going to Kaizer Chiefs. There will be no exchange of players. Chiefs will pay us the money. There are few things that we need to iron out before the deal can be completed,” Mamilla explained.
Chiefs have raised the game in this transfer window by going for quality players.
They have already secured the services of Kabelo Mahlasela from Bloemfontein Celtic and Leonardo Castro from Mamelodi Sundowns.
On Wednesday, it was reported that Ntshangase might end up at Celtic.
“Celtic were known to be knocking on the door, but Chiefs came back strong this morning,” Mamilla elaborated.
Chiefs have been criticised in the past for signing a high number of players. In the last couple of seasons, they have acquired the likes of Bongani Ndulula, Lewis Macha, Siphelele Mthembu, Edward Manqele and Michelle Katsvairo.
Chiefs team manager Bobby Motaung declined to comment, saying they will release a statement.
Ntshangase’s agent, Jazzman Mahlakgane, referred Independent Media to Motaung and Baroka.
“Please phone both clubs. I don’t want to break the story for them. Phone Baroka and Bobby Motaung, then come back to me, so that I can tell you how was the deal done,” Mahlakgane stated.