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Chiefs Reveal Shirt Numbers Of New Signings

Kaizer Chiefs have revealed the shirt numbers of their six new signings as well as the contract length with the Glamour Boys.

Amakhosi announced the arrival of six new players, namely: Brandon Peterson, Sifiso Hlanti, Phathutshedzo Nange, Njabulo Ngcobo, Sibusiso Mabiliso and Kgaogelo Sekgota, while midfielder Given Thibedi has returned from a loan spell with Swallows.

“We have been following the players closely and saw them do well in the last season,” Football Manager Bobby Motaung said.

“We hope they bring that good form and discipline with when they come to us. All the eight new recruits will add further quality and experience to the squad we’ve assembled.”

The club also announced the shirt numbers of their new recruits, with Peterson, Hlanti, Nange and Thibedi already training with the club.

Thibedi, now 23, he will wear jersey #13. His contract will run until June 2023.

Peterson (26) is a goalkeeper who last played for now-sold Wits University FC over a season ago. He spent the last campaign training with Amakhosi and familiarising himself with set-up in Naturena. The Capetonian will wear jersey #16 and has signed a three-year contract. 

“24-cap Bafana Bafana left-back Sifiso Hlanti now joins Amakhosi with substantial PSL experience. He has played for a number of teams and earning a league championship title with Wits. Hlanti has been handed jersey #23 and will be with Amakhosi until June 2023. 

“Another left-back comes in the form of Mabiliso (22), who joins Chiefs from AmaZulu FC. The Rustenburg-born player will wear jersey #26. The youngster has been selected in the 20-man squad that will participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics later this month.

Nange (29) hails from Thohoyandou and spent the last season with Stellenbosch FC in the Western Cape. The box-to-box midfielder has signed a two-year contract and will carry #24 on his back at Amakhosi. 

“Chiefs have also signed PSL Defender-of-the-Season nominee Njabulo Ngcobo (27) on a three-year deal from fellow Soweto giants, Swallows FC. The Mthwalume-born player (South of KwaZulu Natal) will wear jersey #27.

“Ngcobo will be accompanied by another of Swallows’ exciting players from last season, Seshego-born Kgaogelo Sekgota (24). The winger nicknamed Kigi had an outstanding season with the Dube Birds and will join Chiefs for three years until June 2024 He has been handed jersey #14.”