Chiefs announce Jayiya signing

Kaizer Chiefs signing Bongolethu Jayiya

Kaizer Chiefs have bolstered their squad ahead of the 2017-2018 Absa Premiership season with the signing of midfielder Bhongolethu Jayiya

The 27-year-old who recently parted ways with the Citizens becomes the third signing that Amakhosi have made during the transfer window, following the arrivals of Teenage Hadebe and Philani Zulu from Chicken Inn and Maritzburg United respectively.

In a bid to put their disappointing trophyless spell behind them, the Soweto giants have made wholesale changes to their squad, releasing seven players including the likes of Camaldine Abraw, Lucky Baloyi and Siyanda Xulu amongst others.

Jayiya revealed his delight upon joining his boyhood club, in addition to saying he would like to help them reclaim past glory.

“I heard about the interest from Chiefs towards the end of my contract with City last season,” he told the club’s website.

“This is a childhood dream becoming a reality. I am excited about this move and just want to get on to the pitch and let my feet do the talking.

“I am here to assist to bring back the glory days,” he concluded.

Jayiya made 29 appearances, scoring six times across all competitions in the Cape based-outfits successful debut season. The midfielder most notably netted the fastest hat-trick recorded in South African football history in City’s 4-1 drubbing of Chippa United last season.

Chiefs’ football manager Bobby Motaung cited Jayiya’s ‘agility and experience’ as traits which will come in handy for Komphela’s men.

“We have been in talks with Bhongo over the last two weeks and finally signed him this afternoon,” he said.

“We discussed with Cape Town City and they gave us a good report about his attitude. We also looked at the kind of system we are playing, with his agility and experience, he will come handy,” he concluded.

Jayiya has signed a three-year deal which will see him remain at Naturena until June 2020.

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This story originally appeared on SoccerClub.co.za