The 27-year-old, who hails from Dlamini in Soweto, penned a three-year deal with Chiefs today as a free agent following his departure from Cape Town City in the off-season.
The Glamour Boys are looking to make a statement in 2017/18 after two years without silverware under head coach Steve Komphela.
“I heard about the interest from Chiefs towards the end of my contract with City last season,” says Jayiya. “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.”
'Bhongo' plays as a right-footed attacking midfielder. He appeared 24 times for the Citizens in all competitions and netted six goals in the process. He will be remembered for scoring the fastest hat-trick in South African football history when City beat Chippa United 4-1 on 3 April 2017.
“We have been in talks with Bhongo over the last two weeks and finally signed him this afternoon,” says Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung. “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.”
Bhongo also played for Bidvest Wits and Maritzburg United before turning out for Mpumalanga Black Aces, which became Cape Town City FC last season.
Meanwhile, Chiefs also on Thursday announced they had sealed an agreement to release Camaldine Abraw from his contract.