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Inside Information On Chiefs Striker Search

Kaizer Chiefs are likely to make do with their current options upfront despite the club confirming they were in the market for a new number nine.

At the mid-season break, assistant coach Arthur Zwane confirmed they were prioritising a striker in the transfer window but could look to the development if no players were signed.

It was since revealed by South African agent Mike Makaab via Gigasi FM that Amakhosi were offered a chance to sign a striker from ‘West Africa’ last week.

iDiski Times can confirm Chiefs have not given any official response to the potential signing with the transfer window just hours away from closing.

Amakhosi recently welcomed Leonardo Castro and Samir Nurkovic back to the first-team after long-term injuries, while winger Dumisani Zuma also returned after his suspension.

Zambia international Lazarous Kambole is still on the books despite being transferlisted in the off-season and failed to secure a move away due to his wage demands – with interest arriving from East Africa and Zambia.

Meanwhile, Khama Billiat has also been used in a false nine role with good effect alongside Keagan Dolly.

The Soweto giants have not signed a single player in the January window after signing nine before the start of the 2021/22 campaign.

Brandon Petersen, Dolly, Phathutshedzo Nange, Cole Alexander, Njabulo Ngcobo, Austin Dube, Sibusiso Mabiliso, Kgaogelo Sekgota, Sifiso Hlanti were the players lured to the club by managament.

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.
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