Absa Premiership side, Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed that they will be releasing a number of players to reshape their squad for the 2016/17 season. Among the players who have been affected by the team’s overhaul is Zimbabwean winger Ovidy Karuru.
By Sportbrief Reporters
The Masvingo born footballer signed for Kaizer Chiefs as a free agent after impressing the team’s technical team during trials back in 2014.
Karuru left the country in 2009 to join French side, Boulogne, though he left them in 2012 after the club were relegated to join OH Leuven of Belgium.
At the Belgian club he had a fallout with former head coach, Ronny van Geneugden, and endured a difficult spell on the sidelines, but was reinstated to the starting XI by the two coaches that followed, Herman Vermeulen and Ivan Leko.
However, the 27-year-old decided against renewing his contract with the European club.
Karuru has seen little game time since joining the club , and although Amakhosi initially considered loaning him out, head coach Steve Komphela decided to retain him for the current season before the club made a final decision of partying ways with Karuru.
The Soweto giants have also released Philani Cele, Levy Mokgothu, Simphiwe Mtsweni, Shandukani Mulovhedzi, Chris Matombo, and Zitha Macheke.