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City Secure Next Signing

Cape Town City have secured a move for Chippa United winger Kayden Francis ahead of the new season.

Francis, 21, has long been touted as one of the future stars of the DStv Premiership when he made his debut for Chippa as a 17-year-old back in 2020.

Last season, he finally enjoyed somewhat of a breakout campaign, netting four goals in 19 appearances which has seen City act swiftly for the pacey winger.

iDiski Times has been informed there’s been a club-to-club agreement for the player, which could see DR Congo youth international Ramazani Tshimanga head in the opposite direction.

Kayden Francis of Chippa united tackled by Tapelo Xoki of Orlando during 2024 Nedbank Cup Semi Final match between Chippa United FC and Orlando Pirates at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on the 04 May 2024 © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Francis has signed a four-year deal to extend with Eric Tinkler’s side who have been active in the market, securing moves for midfield talents Fortune Makaringe, Carlinhos, Kamohelo Mokotjo, Prins Tjiueza and Haashim Domingo.

Defender Alifeyo Sibusiso Ziba and goalkeeper Elson Sithole have also been acquired from JDR Stars and Magesi respectively.

Chippa are also in talks over signing Burkina Faso midfielder Roland Sanou as a direct replacement for Goodman Mosele, who has since returned to Orlando Pirates after his season-long loan in Gqeberha.

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.