Wed. Sep 23rd, 2020

Kaizer Chiefs transfer news: Five possible additions to Amakhosi squad

Kaizer Chiefs transfer activity rests on whether or not Fifa upholds the ban it has imposed on the club.

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Kaizer Chiefs are set to begin the new season at least one player short after losing one of their senior squad members, but will be hoping the transfer ban imposed by Fifa is overturned in time for them to bring on new signings.

Amakhosi were punished by soccer’s governing body, following an apparent unlawful approaching in bringing midfielder Andriamirado Andrianarimanana over to Naturena in 2018. They have also lost the services of George Maluleka, who has signed a pre-contract with rivals, Mamelodi Sundowns.

However, having brought their way back to the top of domestic competition through thinking out of the box when it comes to transfer activity, Chiefs will be looking to bring on some reinforcements when the upcoming season kicks off.

We look at the players linked with South Africa’s most successful clubs ahead of the 2020/21 season.

Knowledge Musona – Anderlecht (Belgium)

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Knowledge Musona of Zimbabwe during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Zimbabwe Training at the El Sekka El Hadeed, Cairo on the 19 June 2019 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

The Zimbabwean marksman has had two highly-successful spells at Kaizer Chiefs and could be down for one more, amid an unhappy spell in Belgium.

Musona has struggled for game time at his new club, and has been a subject of reported interest from Sundowns, who too are looking to reinforce their strike force.

Thabang Monare – Bidvest Wits 

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Elias Pelembe celebrates a goal with Thabang Monare. ((Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images))

If not for the transfer ban, this would have been the perfect chance for the Glamour Boys to swoop in for reported target Thabang Monare, who is facing an uncertain future at soon-to-be-defunct Bidvest Wits.

With Maluleka’s exit certain, the midfielder is a more than competent replacement, with just as much experience as the former Ajax Cape Town man.

Thabo Rakhale – Chippa United 

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Thabo Rakhale bursts through Kaizer Chiefs defence during the Soweto derby at FNB Stadium. Picture credits: BackPagePix

Having a player represent both South Africa’s biggest outfits in Chiefs and Orlando Pirates is not a rare occurrence, and Thabo Rakhale could follow the likes of Phumlani Mkhize and Jimmy Tau in making a similar move.

The former Buccaneers winger is currently in the books of Chippa United, but is soon to be a free agent after not agreeing to a new deal with the Port Elizabeth-based outfit.

Buhle Mkhwanazi – Bidvest Wits

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Cape Town-181002- Bidvest Wits defender Buhle Mkhwanazi challenge Cape Town City’s Craig Martin in a PSL clash at the Cape Town stadium.Wits are fighting to get back the top spot after poor display in their last two games .Photographs:Phando Jikelo/African News Agency/ANA

Another high-profile Wits player linked with Chiefs is the Bafana centre-back, who could be too expensive for the Braamfontein-based outfit’s new owners to maintain.

Peter Shalulile – Highlands Park 

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Peter Shalulile of Highlands Park during the Absa Premiership 2019/20 match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Highlands Park at Lucas Moripe Stadium, Pretoria, on 23 October 2019 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

With the likes of Samir Nurkovic, Leonardo Castro and Bernard Parker, one can argue that Kaizer Chiefs have more than enough stocks up front, but Peter Shalulile is a name that has been bandied about as a possible addition to Ernst Middendorp’s squad.

The Namibian international is among the PSL golden boot contenders, and is rumoured to have also attracted interest from their biggest rivals.

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