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Ex-Kaizer Chiefs star’s fate uncertain amid Sekhukhune United exodus

A mass exodus is looming at DStv Premiership outfit Sekhukhune United, and the future of a former Kaizer Chiefs star is uncertain. 

Babina Noko surged to a fourth-place finish thanks to a remarkable turnaround under Lehlohonolo Seema.

Their impressive performance earned them a spot in the familiar CAF Confederation Cup, a tournament they qualified for as Nedbank Cup finalists. With continental football in mind, the club looks set to evaluate its squad and make necessary changes for the upcoming season.

Sibusiso Vilakazi and Kamo Mokotjo are linked with exits from the club. In fact, Mokotjo is joining Cape Town City in a swap deal that sends Relebogile Mokhuoane to Sekhukhune United. Ghanaian defender Edwin Gyimah has not been at the club since November 2023 and will also be officially released.


Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya looks poised to depart the club when his contract expires at the end of June. He signed a two-year deal with an option.

Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya part of the Sekhukhune United team
Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya

Indications are that the club may pass on triggering the option. Inconsistent performances and a lack of regular playing time have marked the 27-year-old full-back’s time with Babina Noko.

Ntiya-Ntiya, who joined Sekhukhune in June 2022 from Kaizer Chiefs, initially showed promise. However, he has struggled to maintain consistent form, often finding himself out of the starting lineup due to competition from other players or tactical decisions.

Despite glimpses of his talent, Ntiya-Ntiya has not been able to cement a regular spot in the team, leading to frustration for both the player and the club. His limited appearances have hindered his contribution to the team’s overall performance.

He only started nine games in the DStv Premiership, playing second fiddle to 18-year-old Asekho Tiwani, especially in the 2023/24 season’s second round. Tiwani started 13 matches under Seema. 

With his contract nearing its end, both parties could agree to part ways, allowing Ntiya-Ntiya to seek new opportunities elsewhere. 

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