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Former Chiefs star set for Turkish Super Lig move after MLS stint

A former Kaizer Chiefs star is set to join a Turkish Super Lig side after leaving the Major League Soccer [MLS] in the USA.

The Zimbabwe international did not renew his contract with Houston Dynamo, where he spent the last three years.

The centre-back agreed to join Turkish Super Lig side Konyaspor. This marks Teenage Hadebe’s return to Turkey, having previously played for Yeni Malatyaspor after his stint with Chiefs

Although the 28-year-old is yet to sign a contract with Konyaspor, FARPost understands that the two parties agreed terms in principle.


Teenage Hadebe is set to rejoin the Turkish Super Lig after his Major League Soccer exit
Teenage Hadebe in possession for Houston Dynamo

Reports have revealed that the deal will only last until the season ends, albeit with an option to extend.

This development comes as music to the ears of Zimbabweans who need the player active in preparation for the upcoming assignments.

Hadebe left Houston Dynamo in December when his contract with the club lapsed. He had joined them in 2021. Notably, the gangly defender was part of the team that won the 2023 US Open Cup title, defeating Inter Miami in the final.

Last year, Hadebe was affected by a nagging knee injury that restricted him to 16 appearances in all 2023 competitions. He was also competing with Njabulo Blom and Bongokuhle Hlongwane, who ply their trade in the MLS.

Hadebe made his breakthrough into the PSL in 2017 when he signed for Kaizer Chiefs. That was after impressing during his spell with Chicken Inn in Zimbabwe’s PSL.

Moreover, his departure from Chiefs was not short of drama, as it emerged that there was an unfulfilled sell-on clause.

The clause entitled his former club, Chicken Inn, to receive a percentage in the event that he was transferred to another club.

AmaKhosi initially overlooked it but were forced to pay after the Zimbabwean club reported them to FIFA.

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