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Chiefs Make Gonzalez Decision

Kaizer Chiefs have opted against taking the option in Jasond Gonzalez contract to make his loan move permanent.

González, 24, joined Chiefs in the beginning of the season in August 2023 after scoring eight goals in 20 games for Santa Cruz and emerging as one of the leading performers in the Bolivian league.

This publication has learnt, that the physical striker will return to Bolivian club Real Santa Cruz at the end of the 2023/24 DStv Premiership season.

His loan deal, which had an option to make the deal permanent for $180,000 (R3.4 million) will not be pursued further after failing to score in his 12 games for Amakhosi.

Gonzalez Palacios of Kaizer Chiefs during the DStv Premiership 2023/24 match between Swallows and Kaizer Chiefs at the Dobsonville Stadium, Soweto on the 26 November 2023 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

The Glamour Boys have scored only 19 goals in 23 league games this season, with Ranga Chivaviro, Christian Saile and Ashley Du Preez netting eight goals between them.

Pule Mmodi with four goals is their leading scorer in the division, while Edson Castillo also netted three.

Wandile Duba, Edmilson Dove, Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, and Sifiso Hlanti all scored one each.

Gonzalez’s departure will be one of several expected changed during the offseason at Naturena.

Story by Lorenz Kohler (@Lorenz_KO).

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.