Lorenzo Gordinho exits Kaizer Chiefs, joins Bidvest Wits_1

Kaizer Chiefs have parted ways with defender Lorenzo Gordinho, who is on his way across town to Johannesburg rivals, Bidvest Wits.

The 25-year-old has enjoyed minimal game time under coach Ernst Middendorp and was said to be seeking a loan move away from Naturena.

Kaizer Chiefs confirm player exits

According to official communication from Amakhosi, he has found a new home in Gavin Hunt’s side, who have signed him on a two and a half year deal, which will have him at the club until June 2022.

This was after managing just eight competitive appearances under the German mentor, who arrived just before his return from a loan stint at Bloemfontein Celtic.

Gordinho made the last of his five league appearances in the current season in November, coming in as a late sub in the 2-0 win over Chippa United in Port Elizabeth, where he had an eight-minute run.

The 25-year-old leaves the club along with Ghanaian midfielder James Kotei, whose contract was terminated by mutual agreement without him kicking a ball in anger.

Player UpdatesGordinho and Kotei leave Kaizer ChiefsLorenzo 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— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) January 14, 2020

The duo become the second and the third player to leave Kaizer Chiefs in the January transfer window, with midfielder Kabelo Mahlasela the other one, after joining Polokwane City on loan earlier in the month.

Meanwhile the Soweto giants have been linked with Kenyan international Anthony Akumu, who has recently been spotted at FNB Stadium, as well as Naturena, shortly after cutting ties with Zambian outfit, Zesco United.

Chiefs next take to the field on Saturday, when they travel to face Black Leopards.

They remain top of the league standings with a nine-point gap on their closest rivals, Mamelodi Sundowns, who visit Orlando Pirates on Saturday.