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Five ex-Chiefs stars among 15 players released by Usuthu

AmaZulu have released 15 players ahead of next season in the club’s biggest ever exodus. 

Former Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana defender Tsepo Masilela is the most high profile departure. At the same time, Henrick Ekstein, Kgotso Moleko, Sphelele Mthembu and Philani Zulu, who all had stints with Amakhosi, also wave goodbye to the Durban side. 

The former Orlando Pirates quartet of Xola Mlambo, Thabo Qalinge, Luvuyo Memela and Augustine Mulenga have also parted ways with the club. Club captain Tapelo Xoki’s move to the Buccaneers was also confirmed.  

“Tapelo Xoki has been acquired by Orlando Pirates, while Sithebe has opted to not extend his contract with AmaZulu. As for the others, the club decided not to renew their contracts in view of our endeavours to rebuild for success in the forthcoming 2022/2023,” said club president Sandile Zungu.

“We will announce the names of at least eight players who will be joining Usuthu in the coming days. The club can also confirm the departure of assistant coach Vasili Manousakis and goalkeeper coach Moeneeb Josephs.

“We would like to thank all the players and the aforementioned members of the technical team for their service and wish them the best in their future endeavours.”

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