Bhongolethu Jayiya of Cape Town City FC gets away from Gift Sithole of Platinum Stars during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 football match between Cape Town City FC and Platinum Stars at Athlone Stadium, Cape Town on 13 December 2016 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix
Friday Jul 07, 2017. 11:25
South African outfit Kaizer Chiefs have announced the signing of former Cape Town City midfielder Bhongolethu Jayiya.
The 27-year-old winger, who hails from Soweto, joined Amakhosi on a free transfer after parting ways with City at the end of last month.
Jayiya will be one of the new faces in the Chiefs team at the 2017 Bokone Bophirima Maize Cup in Orkney, South Africa on 15 July.
“I heard about the interest from Chiefs towards the end of my contract with City last season,” Jayiya told the club's official 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 said.
Chiefs' football manager Bobby Motaung has revealed that why they signed the former Bidvest Wits and Maritzburg United winger.
“We have been in talks with Bhongo over the last two weeks and finally signed him this afternoon,” Motaung 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.”
Chiefs and Botswana outfit Township Rollers will meet in the Maize Cup semi-final clash. The winner will face Free State Stars or Platinum Stars in the final.
All matches will take place at the James Motlatsi Stadium in Orkney on 15 July.