Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed the departure of defender Lorenzo Gordinho, who is on his way to join Bidvest Wits.
Tge 25-year-old did not get much game time under coach Ernst Middendorp. The defender last played for Amakhosi in November 2019 and was said to be seeking a loan move away from Naturena.
“Lorenzo leaving us is a touchy one,especially as he has been for almost ten years with us, starting at our youth development. His challenge, however, was getting game-time,” Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung told the club’s official website
“We also didn’t want to block his career, as he got an opportunity to join another top club. We thank Lorenzo for his service to Kaizer Chiefs in all those years.”
Two players confirmed to leave Kaizer Chiefs
Gordinho leaves the club along with Ghanaian midfielder James Kotei, whose contract was terminated by mutual agreement.
Player Updates— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) January 14, 2020
Gordinho and Kotei leave Kaizer Chiefs
Lorenzo Gordinho and James Kotei will both leave Kaizer Chiefs. The defender will join Bidvest Wits on a 2,5-year contract, while the Ghanaian midfielder’s contract has been terminated by mutual agreement.#Amakhosi4Life pic.twitter.com/KDER5ToByN
Kotei joined the Glamour Boys from Tanzania’s top side Simba before the 2019/2020 season, but the defensive midfielder has been unable to get into Chiefs’ starting XI.
Talking to the club’s official website, Kotei thanked Chiefs’ for the warm reception and love they showed him regardless of the current outcome.
“I like to thank the club’s Chairman, Kaizer Motaung, for the warm reception he gave me and also Bobby Motaung for the love and care he showed me,” Kotei said.
“Even though I wasn’t successful at Kaizer Chiefs, the love and unity were there. I hugely admire the professionalism of the club. I really hope that Kaizer Chiefs will become champions this season.”