Kwinika is a Chiefs academy product, but had been sold outright to Chippa United around 2015, while he has enjoyed spells at Bidvest Wits and Stellenbosch.
According to Soccer Laduma, Kwinika is on the club’s list of potential new additions for the new term, with the Siya crew reporting on “good authority” that Amakhosi have made a breakthrough and that he could be returning to Naturena “should all the finer details be agreed to in the coming weeks”.
Recently, the Johannesburg-born player has stated that is he eager to move on to a club with bigger ambitions for silverware.
“In this instance, I put something to you. I’ve been ready! I played for Wits. They were a big team and so was Chippa, they are in the big league. So, it shows that if I’m competing with those people, then I’m ready if that’s the case,” Kwinika said to Soccer Laduma.
“But for me to stand up with pride and confidence, then I need to win things at Stellenbosch and say I need to move here. I’ve got everything I need to go to a bigger challenge – but how do I say I want a bigger challenge when at Stellenbosch I’m just playing.
“So, my motivation for me is to do well where I am so that I can have the power to say no, now I need something you understand? Where I stand now, I don’t have powers to say no, I deserve to go there.
“If I deserve to go there, they will come ask me. What did you win? I’ve got nothing! So, what’s pushing me is to try to achieve what I can achieve at Stellenbosch. Then I can come back and say there’s improvement in my game.
“But trust me, if any challenge comes to me on any given day, I’ll be ready because I’ve proven for the past five years, six years, I’ve been playing in this league and I’m playing against those people, so I don’t see anything stopping me from playing for any other team in this country,” he concluded.
Will Chiefs get their man?
Interestingly, though, Kwinika’s representative Basia Michaels has insisted that she has not been approached by Chiefs.
“Chiefs haven’t spoken to me about Zitha to this day, I’ve seen the speculation and the talks about it. What I can confirm to you is that Stellenbosch FC have exercised the option to have him as their player for the 2022/2023 season,” Michaels said via text to the Siya crew when approached for comment.