Baroka FC star midfielder Siphelele Ntshangase, who was also wanted by Bloemfontein Celtic, was on Thursday unveiled as the Amakhosi's latest signing. Photo: @KaizerChiefs on Twitter

JOHANNESBURG – Kaizer Chiefs have finally ended the saga of the transfer of Siphelele Ntshangase by announcing on Thursday evening that the attacking midfielder has signed a two-and-a-half year contract with an option to renew for one more season.

He joins from Baroka FC, a side that pulled out all the stops to lure him away from Black Leopards in the National First Division, where it looked like his career had stalled.

Ntshangase, 24, had been the subject of speculation over the past several weeks and at one point looked set to join Bloemfontein Celtic as Chiefs struggled to meet Baroka’s asking price, which has not been revealed following the confirmed sale.

The exciting midfielder becomes Amakhosi’s third January transfer window recruit as he arrives not long after the club had sealed deals with striker Leonardo Castro from Mamelodi Sundowns last month and Kabelo Mahlasela from Celtic on Wednesday. 

“We have been working tirelessly for the past few weeks to negotiate and finalise these new deals,” said Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung in a statement on the club’s website. “All the signings were done in consultation with coach Steve Komphela and his technical team. Our plan is to have a strong team that will compete fiercely in the second half of the season and beyond.”

“We welcome the player to Naturena. We are positive that the three acquisitions we’ve made thus far will make our supporters happy,” Motaung added.

Chiefs are currently third on the Absa Premiership table with 22 points from 15 matches and trail log leaders Sundowns, who have a game in hand, by six points.

Amakhosi resume the second half of the campaign with an away fixture to SuperSport United on Saturday.


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