Masilela resurfaces after 15 months


Former Kaizer Chiefs defender Tsepo Masilela could make a comeback with an Absa Premiership club after 15 months as a free agent.

Masilela has been without a club for 15 months after being released by Kaizer Chiefs at the end of the 2017/18 season.

The former Bafana Bafana left-back was struggling for game time after a long injury layoff which saw him lose his place at the club.

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"There's nothing we can say for now, he's training with the club," spokeperson Brilliant Mkhathini says.

"We played a friendly yesterday and we are playing another one on Saturday. The coach [Jozef Vukusic] is not rushing on them [Masilela and Mario Booysen]."

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Masilela, 34, is a well-experienced defender who has also plied his trade in LaLiga and was part of the Chiefs team that won two Absa Premiership titles in three seasons under Stuart Baxter.