JOHANNESBURG: Kaizer Chiefs have announced that legend Brian Baloyi will leave the club at the end of his contract this month.
Brian returned to Chiefs two seasons ago and played a role as assistant to the late goalkeeper coach Alex Revoredo. After Revoredo died last year, questions were raised about his role after Chiefs appointed Lee Baxter, the son of Bafana Bafana head coach, as head of goalkeeping in February.
In recent times he took up a role in the goalkeeping area with our Youth Development Academy teams.
“I wish to thank Brian for his contribution during his return to the club which is his home,” said Chairman Kaizer Motaung.
“When we brought Brian back in the fold we had intentions to have a longer engagement, but he recently indicated a willingness to pursue other ventures. We gave him our blessings and we will continue to collaborate with him going forward,” Motaung said.
Baloyi was very popular at Naturena during the heydays of Amakhosi. He has revealed that he will venture into business.
“I will be pursuing other business ventures. I will also be embarking in goalkeeping development programmes. I grew up at Chiefs and I will forever be grateful to the club for the opportunity to get where I am today,” he said.
Meanwhile, Motaung has wished Baloyi well in his new endeavours.
“I wish to bid Brian farewell and success in his new endeavours. We look forward to continue working with Brian and on collaborative efforts to improve the goalkeeping area in our country,” concluded Motaung.