Several former Chiefs stars' futures in limbo

Lebogang Manyama is joined by Leonardo Castro, Samir Nurkovic and Lazarous Kambole in celebrating one of his goals while at Kaizer Chiefs
Lebogang Manyama is joined by Leonardo Castro, Samir Nurkovic and Lazarous Kambole in celebrating one of his goals while at Kaizer Chiefs

Several former Kaizer Chiefs players including Leonardo Castro remain without a club as they face an uncertain future since their recent departure from the Soweto giants.

It was at the beginning of June that Chiefs began the process of confirming the list of players who were deemed surplus to requirements ahead of the new season upon the expiry of their contracts.

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From that list of departures Bernard Parker (TS Galaxy), Kearyn Baccus (Macarthur FC), Samir Nurkovic (Royal AM), Ramahlwe Mphahlele and Dumisani Zuma (both AmaZulu), Daniel Cardoso and Siphosake Ntiya-Ntiya (Sekhukhune United) all found new destinations.

With five other players still facing uncertainty for various reasons.

Colombian forward Leonardo Castro has returned home but any potential move has stalled as any suitor would struggle to match his salary demands.

Castro's options are touted to be in the lower divisions of Colombia and Bolivia. 

Leonardo Castro during his time at Kaizer Chiefs

Kenyan international Teddy Akumu is in a similar position and battling to secure a transfer deal close to his previous earnings at Chiefs. 

Nigerian goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi has been training with Swallows after a proposed move to Sekhukhune United failed to happen after pricing himself out of what the club could afford.

If signed by Swallows, the Nigerian would also fail to get a deal that matches what he was getting at Chiefs. 

Lebogang Manyama has been undergoing his recovery from injury at Cape Town City where he could be offered a deal.

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However, as it stands, he is without a confirmed contract as he is not ready to play yet.

Zambian forward Lazarous Kambole has had to deal with being signed by Tanzania giants Young Africans and thengettingt released without playing a single match due to his injury issues.

He has been linked with a move to Wakiso Giants, but the Ugandan club has yet to confirm his move.

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