AmaZulu have placed eight players on transfer to give the technical team some space for reinforcements for the upcoming season.
Goalkeeper Mbongeni Mzimela has been granted his wish of seeking a club of his choice due to lack of game time while defenders Phumlani Mhamha, Luyanda Hlongwa and midfielders Stanley Kgatla and Nyiko Tshabangu have been placed on transfer too.
AmaZulu General Manager Peter O’Connor confirmed that youthful midfielders Andile Khumalo, Nkanyiso Cele and Dumisani Zwane will be put on loan to enable them more game time elsewhere.
“We had a serious chat with the directors and with the technical team, and clearly we’ve had to take some radical changes to plan ahead.
“It’s one of those unfortunate things for some of the players but we believe these changes are necessary and we’d like to wish the players well,” said O’Connor.
Other players leaving the Usuthu kraal, whose contracts will not be renewed at the end of June 2013, are Tsweu Mokoro, Ramson Zhuwawo, Kagiso Senamela, Joseph Malongoane and Bongani Mbele.
The contracts of strikers Sifiso Vilakazi and Makhosonke Bhengu have been terminated with immediate effect.
Coach Craig Rosslee and his technical team will welcome new recruits Bret Amidu (Zimbabwe) and Sadney Urikhob (Namibia) for pre-season on 24 July.
Also coming into the fold is former Santos and SA Under 23 defender Bongi Macala, who has signed a two year deal.