ZAMBIAN striker Lazarous Kambole’s career is on ice and has up to the end of this season to save it at Kaiser Chiefs after his name and those of other players were listed for release.
According to South Africa’s online football publication, Kick-off, Kambole is among players who are being considered to be released at the end of the season if their performance fails to improve.
Kick-off reported that other big names at the club such as Itumeleng Khune, Philani Zulu and Dumisani Zuma would not be returning to the club next season as they were on the verge of cutting deals overseas.
While the trio have been linked with moves away from South Africa, the story is different for Kambole, Bernard Parker, Lebogang Manyama who need to improve to remain at the club.
Kambole has endured a disappointing career at Chiefs since moving to the club three years ago, scoring just one goal.
His dip in form has been a topic of discussion among Chiefs’ fans who have been calling for the management to axe the former Zesco United marksman.
“Parker, Manyama, Ntiya-Ntiya, Katsande, Moleko, Kambole are on the list but could survive depending on their performances during the remaining games,” Kick-off quoted an informant from Chiefs.
Kambole was expected to make an immediate impact at Chiefs after having a stellar performance at Zesco where he helped the team reach the semifinal of the CAF Champions League in 2016.
He scored a goal in his last game for the club in a 4-0 win against Zanaco in the Absa Cup final.
But despite Chiefs remaining patient with Kambole, he has failed to tick at the club, with his release looking more likely.
Kambole’s situation worsened when Chiefs fired Ernst Middendorp who played a role in signing him.