DStv Premiership

Khanyisa Mayo sheds light on failed Kaizer Chiefs transfer

Cape Town City attacker Khanyisa Mayo has shed light on his failed transfer to Kaizer Chiefs in January 2023.

Mayo was one of the outstanding performers during the 2022/23 DStv Premiership campaign for Cape Town City.

The left-footed attacker finished the season as a joint top-goal scorer alongside Mamelodi Sundowns talisman Peter Shalulile with 12 goals.

Mayo joined City at the start of the 2021/22 campaign from Richards Bay FC while they were still participating in the Motsepe Foundation Championship.

The 24-year-old forward has established himself as one of the reliable players for the Cape Town-based side. He made over 60 appearances in all competitions, scoring 18 goals and making four assists in his two seasons with City.

Meanwhile, Mayo was on the verge of joining Chiefs during the 2023 January transfer window, but the deal fell through.

Having recently extended his contract with three more years at City, the Bafana Bafana international has made a big admission about the Soweto giants.


“Growing up, it’s every player’s dream to play for a big team like Chiefs,” Mayo said on Radio 2000.

Khanyisa Mayo won the top goal scorer award
Khanyisa Mayo was the DStv Premiership top goal scorer alongside Peter Shalulile

“There was interest [from Chiefs] in January, but Cape Town City was not willing to sell. But I’ve now committed to City until 2028. I’m happy here, and we want to challenge the big clubs and give it a go.”

Furthermore, Mayo revealed the element of his game he wants to improve in the next campaign.

“My dad always advises me after each and every game. He says I must work on my composure which is something I want to improve next season.

“In Europe, strikers are taught composure, but here it’s not drilled into us from an early age,” he added.

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