Transfer-listed Xulu‚ Manqele‚ Mthembu set for Chiefs first team return
Kaizer Chiefs’ three transfer-listed players are yet to receive offers from rival clubs‚ and they are showing “positive signs” that just might prolong their stay at the club‚ says Amakhosi football manager Bobby Motaung. Chiefs announced a list of 20 players whose contracts would not be renewed‚ would be released‚ or put on transfer at the end of last season’s trophyless campaign where Amakhosi finished in fifth place.The three transfer-listed players – strikers Edward Manqele and Siphelele Mthembu‚ and defender Siyanda Xulu – have remained training with the squad.Motaung said being put on transfer can at times act as a metaphorical kick up the rear end for a player.“We haven’t received any offers for them. But obviously they’re part of the squad‚ like we said. And they’re part of the team‚” said Motaung.“And I think also sometimes putting players on transfer can shake them up a bit. Because they understood what the reason was for putting them on transfer.“It was for them to get an opportunity to play. But I think with the changes that have been made – and now they’ve got another lifeline – their attitude has been positive so far in camp.“And they are showing positive signs as well‚ with the change of attitudes and the energy that they have brought in. So I think they still have a lifeline to prove themselves.“For us it’s to get these guys to play football. It’s not about personal issues or anything. It’s more about them coming into Chiefs‚ wearing that jersey and competing.“And if we feel that the player is not giving us that much obviously we’ll put them on transfer just because we need them to go out there and compete as well‚ or get another opportunity.”All three players are available‚ and have been part of the voting‚ for Saturday’s preseason Carling Black Label Cup‚ where Chiefs meet Orlando Pirates at FNB Stadium. - TMG Digital..