Kaizer Chiefs have agreed terms with Stellenbosch FC to lure their captain Zitha Kwinika back to Naturena ahead of the 2022/23 DStv Premiership season.
The 28-year-old has developed into one of the most consistent defenders in the South African top-flight since joining Stellies from the now-defunct Bidvest Wits after their status sale back in 2020.
Comfortable at right-back or in central defence, he’s been an ever present-figure under head coach Steve Barker with 53 appearances to his name, and despite being regarded as one of their most important players and with a contract that expires in July 2023 – Chiefs have managed to prize him away from the Cape Winelands.
Kwinika, a product of the Amakhosi academy, has agreed personal terms with Chiefs, while the two clubs have now also agreed the transfer for an undisclosed fee, iDiski Times can confirm.
Chiefs had been pursuing the defender, along with a couple of other highly-rated talents at the club in the January transfer window but were initially rebuffed by the club due to their asking price.
However, they’ve now come to an agreement to allow their captain to return to his boyhood club, a move he was keen to make since first hearing of interest from the Soweto giants.
Kwinika has racked up 141 appearances in the South African top-flight since making his debut for Chippa United back in August 2015.
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