Kaizer Chiefs have kept their promise of reducing the average age of their squad just a few months after Kaizer Motaung Jnr assured the fans.
Last season, Chiefs’ average age was sitting on 27.9 with 13 players over the age of 30 but they have reduced that to 25.9 ahead of 2022-23 PSL season.
And that’s thanks to the brave decision taken by both the new technical team and the management to get rid of no fewer than ELEVEN players.
Only two of the eleven players released was below the age of 27, and they are Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya who left Chiefs at the age of 25 and Dumisani Zuma who is 27.
The majority of those players were above the age of 30, and they include Daniel Akpeyi, Daniel Cardoso, Bernard Parker, Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Leonardo Castro and Lebogang Manyama.
And none of the newly-signed players has passed the age of 30, and Siyethemba Sithebe is the only new signing fast approaching that mark as he’s currently 29.
WHO ARE THE OLDEST PLAYERS AT KAIZER CHIEFS RIGHT NOW?
As things stand, only five players are above the age of 30 at Chiefs, and they are Itumeleng Khune (35), Erick Mathoho (32), Sfiso Hlanti (32), Cole Alexander (32) and Khama Billiat (31).
Below them in terms of age is Phathutshedzo Nange (30) who joined Chiefs at the start of last season from Stellenbosch.
WHO ARE THE YOUNGEST PLAYERS AT KAIZER CHIEFS RIGHT NOW
The youngest player in the current squad is Mduduzi Shabalala (18) who was recently promoted to the first team after some impressive performances with the Amakhosi reserve team.
Goalkeeper Bontle Molefe and attacker Keletso Sifama are both aged 19, and they are considered the future of the club.