Sibongiseni Gumbi
Football Writer
1 minute read
8 Jun 2016
11:32 am

Wits reject Chiefs’ bid for Vilakazi

Sibongiseni Gumbi

Kaizer Chiefs have had offers for Sibusiso Vilakazi rejected as they seek to revamp their arsenal after a major clear-out last week.

Sibusiso Vilakazi of Bidvest Wits. Photo: Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

Sources have claimed that Amakhosi have made a couple of offers for the Bidvest Wits forward.

READ: Vilakazi in high demand

Amakhosi had targeted the Soweto-born attacking midfielder as their marquee signing, but it looks like Steve Komphela’s team will have to look elsewhere as Wits are said to be unimpressed with what has been offered.

When Chiefs wanted to sign Vilakazi last year, Wits improved his deal and he stayed put. He is now said to be looking for a move overseas.

Chiefs put six players on the transfer list last week, and a further 11 were released as they did not fit in with Komphela’s plans to revive the team next season.

Goalkeeper Reyaad Pieterse and midfielder Reneilwe Letsholonyane have already joined SuperSport United after they failed to agree new deals.

Chiefs are involved in a contract dispute with rightback Siboniso Gaxa, meanwhile, with the club claiming he does not have a contract, even though they announced last year he had signed a two-year extension.

The player is adamant that that two-year deal is in place, but Phakaaathi understands that Chiefs are claiming the contract is not valid because it was not counter-signed by club chairman Kaizer Motaung.