Petersen On Chiefs Talks
Former Bidvest Wits goalkeeper Brandon Petersen has confirmed he is in talks to join Kaizer Chiefs.
The 26-year-old has been without a club since leaving Wits in October 2020 when he wanted to follow coach Gavin Hunt to Amakhosi.
However, Chiefs transfer ban meant that the move could not be concluded at the time but he will reportedly join the Glamour Boys once the ban is lifted.
Petersen now opened up on his situation, saying his move is still on the cards even though it’s not certain after Hunt left Naturena.
“The thing is I’ve been in talks with Chiefs, as you know that coach Gavin was there. And obviously coach Gavin is not there anymore, but obviously it’s something that’s still on the cards, but there’s nothing for sure yet,” he told Kick Off.
“Like I say I still have to plan out the future, and see what’s gonna work out for me. Last season when they found out that I don’t have a club obviously there was a few teams you know. At the beginning it was (Orlando) Pirates, and then obviously Chiefs came, and then AmaZulu came.
“But because it’s a new season obviously there will be a few teams because I’m a free agent.
“Look, when the opportunity is there (to join Chiefs) is there, why not? Chiefs is one of the biggest teams in Africa. So obviously it will be a big opportunity for me.
“If you look at the calibre of keepers they have at Chiefs you know, it’s not gonna be a walk in and play. I don’t like freebies, I like to work for my place so, I don’t expect anyone to hand me the number one jersey. I’m always up for a challenge.”
The talented shot stopper also revealed why he could not join any other club after his move to Amakhosi collapsed.
“The thing is I was recovering from injury that I sustained just before Lockdown,” he said.
Petersen is one of several players who are believed to be joining Amakhosi in the coming weeks.