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Chiefs Accept Bid For Bimenyimana

Kaizer Chiefs have accepted a bid from Wydad Atheltic Club for the transfer of striker Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana as his exit draws closer.

Wydad opened talks for the player last week after it became clear they needed a new striker for the upcoming King Salman Cup where they are in Group B alongside Al Hilal, Al Sadd and Al Ahli Tripoli, which kicks off in two days.

It’s believed Bouly Junior Sambou, who scored 20 goals in 41 games last season could be heading to Russia or Turkey before the end of the transfer window and Bimenyimana will fill his role as the lead number nine for the upcoming competition.

While there’s been a back-and-forth on his valuation, the two sides agreed on a fee on Friday before the player received the green light to leave camp.

Bimenyimana took the first possible flight out to Casablanca on Friday evening and met with his representatives in the North African state where they are currently in talks for personal terms with the Botola Pro giants.

The total prize money for the Arab Cup stands at $10-million (R181 million) with the winner of the tournament bagging an incredible $6-million (108 million).

Story by Lorenz Kohler (@Lorenz_KO).

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.