The number of South African footballers plying their craft in Europe is set to increase.
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Good morning news as Kaizer Chiefs star makes a big move to Europe.
Siyabonga Ngezana will not be part of the Chiefs team next season after he was snapped up by Romanian outfitters Fotball Club FCSB.
They currently ply their trade in the Romanian top tier and his move was confirmed by the Chiefs management.
The Glamour Boys released a short statement confirming Ngezana’s departure as Arthur Zwane’s side undergo squad changes in preparation for next season.
This would ideally mean that Chiefs will be one man short of their regular players when the season starts in August.
They will have to make a huge signing when the season starts if they are to find the perfect replacement.
“Kaizer Chiefs bid farewell to defender, Siyabonga Ngezana, who has signed for Romanian Lige 1 powerhouse, Fotbal Club FCSB, formerly known as Steaua Bucharesti,” Chiefs confirmed.
This will be Ngezana’forst stint in Europe and it could open up doors for other South African footballers.
But just how good is his new club?
FCSB finished the 2022/23 campaign in third position and are by a large margin the best supported team in Romania with a survey conducted in June 2007 suggesting that the club accounts for approximately 42% of all Romanian football lovers.
They finished in a credible position last season and qualified for the Europa Conference League. This means that Ngezana shall be playing in that competition.
They have also won the Romanian league over 20 times which makes them a big giant in that country.