JOHANNESBURG — Black Leopards striker and former Zimbabwe international Kingston Nkatha has been linked to Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs.
Nkatha was instrumental in ensuring that Sunday Chidzambwa’s side survives relegation from the Premier Soccer League last season.
Leopards could face a busy transfer window this time out, with several of their players being targeted by their PSL rivals. However, the club has vowed that they will not even consider the possibility of selling their key players to anyone outside of the big three.
A few of the Leopards players have been commended for their fine season as they helped keep Lidoda Duvha in the PSL, and the likes of Bobe Mongezi, Nkatha, Raymond Monama, Luyolo Mapolisa and Tiyana Mabunda, have all attracted attention from other clubs.
The Siya crew recently reported that Kaizer Chiefs were keen on acquiring the services of Nkatha, while it is also thought that Moroka Swallows and Platinum Stars are keen on the club’s captain, Mongezi Bobe.
Tendani Thidiela, Leopards’ PR and Communication’s manager, told the Siya crew that they would not stand in the way of their players if the opportunity to play for Orlando Pirates, Chiefs or Mamelodi Sundowns arrived. He said, “Playing for one of the big three is a South African player’s dream, we’d never stand in the way of that if the deal made sense.”
Leopards recently told the crew that they are aiming big next season and want to, over the next few years, fashion a team that will challenge for silverware in Mzansi.