Kaizer Chiefs negotiating Austin Dube and Cole Alexander exits

Kaizer Chiefs negotiating Austin Dube and Cole Alexander exits

Kaizer Chiefs are negotiating the imminent exits of two players in defender Austin Dube and midfielder Cole Alexander.

The duo were signed shortly before coach Stuart Baxter took over in July 2021, but Amakhosi feel their time at the club is up, SABC Sport understands. 

Chiefs have already released the pair of veteran centre back Erick Mathoho as well as Phathutshedzo Nange, another midfielder, after their contracts came to an end and were not renewed at the end of last season. 

But both Dube and Alexander still have a year remaining of their initial deals, hence the public broadcaster has been informed the Soweto giants are in talks to agree on a settlement to offload them early. 

Dube, signed from Richards Bay two years ago, has already been linked with a move back to his old club, while Alexander is said to not be short of suitors either considering his experience. 

In their debut season, the two players were an integral part of Baxter’s side as Dube managed 17 appearances, while Alexander featured 21 times. 

But both were sidelined when Arthur Zwane took over and it’s no surprise, they are on their way out, although Alexander spent most of the campaign struggling with injuries that kept him away from putting his hand up for selection. 

Contacted for comment, Dube’s agent confirmed the centre back has not returned to Naturena for pre-season this week. 

“Yes Mazola you are correct, Austin hasn’t been part of the group that started training this week,” explained Basia Michaels. 

“It’s the unfortunate side of football but it’s a reality of the game.” 

But Sean Roberts, who is Alexander’s representative, was not available to make any remarks on the player’s future.