Kaizer Chiefs star set for premature exit

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Baccus featured prominently in his first two years
Baccus featured prominently in his first two years at the club but has now found himself stranded
It was reported that there were even consideration
It was reported that there were even considerations of a move at the end of last season

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Kearyn Baccus is considering a sensational exit from the club after finding his playing time limited so far this season.

After just a solitary appearance consisting of just 18 minutes, Baccus is believed to be weighing up a return to the A-League as his contract nears its expiry at the end of this season.

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The recruitment of Cole Alexander and Phathutshedzo Nange this season has further relegated Baccus down the pecking order.

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=7. Bernard Parker, Evidence Makgopa, Mduduzi Mdan
=7. Bernard Parker, Evidence Makgopa, Mduduzi Mdanstane, Levy Mashiane, Sinethemba Mngomezulu, Judas Moseamedi & Linda Mntambo – 3 goals each
=4. Chibuike Ohizu (Sekhukhune United) – 5 goals
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=4. Keagan Dolly (Kaizer Chiefs) – 5 goals
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=4. Ashley Du Preez (Stellenbosch FC) – 5 goals
=2. Victor Letsoalo (Royal AM) – 6 goals
=2. Victor Letsoalo (Royal AM) – 6 goals
=2. Thamsanqa Gabuza (SuperSport United) – 6 goals
=2. Thamsanqa Gabuza (SuperSport United) – 6 goals
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1. Peter Shalulile (Mamelodi Sundowns) – 8 goals
Scroll through the gallery to see the top scorers
Scroll through the gallery to see the top scorers in the PSL this season

From reaching 21 games in his first season and then playing 24 last term, even though just one as a full appearance, Baccus has found his playing opportunities drastically limited under Stuart Baxter.

With the Australian A-League having only just started this past weekend there is talk that moving back to his adopted homeland is what best suits him.

The worry for Baccus is that his lack of game time will further curtail his options when he ultimately leaves at the end of the season when his deal at the club runs up.

Options are available for him in the A-League as he has impressed playing in that league during which he even went on to play at the FIFA Club World Cup.

Chiefs appear settled on Nange and Alexander in central midfield while Nkosingiphile Ngcobo and Anthony Akumu provide further options for Stuart Baxter.  

The 30-year-old is into his third season at Chiefs having joined from Australian club Melbourne City and has also played for Western Sydney, Perth Glory and Blacktown City. 

Though born in Durban, he has lived in Australia since he was eight which is where he calls home.