Kaizer Chiefs are set to unveil their latest high-profile signing imminently when the January transfer window opens as Stuart Baxter aims to strengthen his squad.
Amakhosi will unveil midfielder Siyethemba Sithebe as their acquisition when the transfer window opens in less than a week.
According to more than one source close to the club, Sithebe has agreed to a three-year deal with the Soweto giants.
The versatile midfielder is also believed to be set to report for first-team training with his new side at their Naturena training base in the first week of January 2022.
The 28-year-old’s contract with Usuthu was set to expire at the end of the current campaign in June next year.
"It's a three-year deal with an additional two-year option," a source revealed to Kickoff.com.
"He is also set to begin training with Kaizer Chiefs in January."
The move ties up the future of one of the DStv Premiership’s most in-demand players who was also linked recently to both Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns.
"I have also seen a little write-up on Sithebe on Twitter if I’m not mistaken but as far as I’m concerned, he [is out because he] suffered an incident in his last game where he struggled to breathe," McCarthy explained.
"Obviously, safety precautions matter because, for me, a footballer’s health is far more important than a game of football or winning or losing. We took precautions because he was struggling and he’s not a player who struggles.
"He’s gone for examinations and they found out that he had an irregular heart rate. So just for safety, because you see healthy, healthy athletes who drop down and lose their lives with cardiac arrest, we didn’t want to take that chance."
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