Kaizer Chiefs are looking to bolster their defence ahead of the new season, and Stellenbosch FC’s Sibusiso Mthethea is said to be on the club’s radar, according to KickOff.
The Glamour Boys have been hampered by injuries throughout the 2018/19 campaign, particularly at the back, where they are looking to strengthen in order toto improve for the next season.
The publication reports that coach Ernst Middendorp recently travelled to Cape Town for a closer look at the 28-year-old.
This is according to an unnamed source, who revealed that the Soweto giants sent the German mentor down to the Mother City to watch Stellenbosch’s recent clash against TS Galaxy.
“Sibusiso Mthethwa from Stellenbosch, Chiefs is monitoring him,” the source told KickOff.
“They even sent Middendorp to look at him. He even travelled to Cape Town.”
However, according to Mthethwa’s coach Steven Barker, Middendorp’s presence may have more to do with Amakhosi looming clash against TS Galaxy.
“I think he came to watch TS Galaxy,” Barker is quoted by the publication.
“They are playing them in the Nedbank Cup final. I don’t think he was there to look at any players.”
Kaizer Chiefs are seventh on the league table, having managed just 38 points in 27 matches.
They travel to Polokwane on Saturday for a clash against Bloemfontein Celtic, which has been moved from the host’s hometown, following crowd violence that ensued in their last home fixture.
Despite being out of the PSL title race, Amakhosi still have a chance to finish the season on a high, should they emerge victorious against TS Galaxy, whom they meet on Saturday, May at Moses Mabhida Stadium.
Stellenbosch, on the other hand, appear to be prime candidates for automatic promotion into the top flight, as they top the first-division table with just two games left to play.