Chiefs ‘Unlikely’’ To Pay R15m For 21-Goal Striker
The Amakhosi were reportedly considering signing the top striker in Africa, as we previously reported. Things for Kaizer Chiefs are not going well as a result of a recent development and shift. The young African striker’s services are less likely to be sought after by Kaizer Chiefs at this time.
The Siya crew has learned that Amakhosi are not likely to pursue the services of an R15.9 million striker named Franck Etouga, despite significant interest from Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, among other clubs.
Both locally and in Ghana, a number of press reports have been circulating about Chiefs’ interest in the 21-year-old Cameroon Forward.
According to these sources, the forward who concluded the 2021–2022 season as the Ghanaian Premier League’s Top Goal Scorer with 21 goals for Asante Kotoko is being monitored by Chiefs, Pirates, and a host of European teams, including Olympique Marseille, St. Ettiene, and Atletico Madrid.
Etouga’s prospects of joining Naturena or Parktown at this point are extremely slim given the caliber of European teams pursuing him.
The Siya team has been advised that Chiefs are not likely to pursue their interest in the player because Kotoko has placed a price tag on him of $1 million (about R15.9 million), which Chiefs are not likely to match.
As previously mentioned, it is believed that Amakhosi paid around R10 million to sign Ashley Du Preez from Stellenbosch and another R3 million to sign his former teammate Zitha Kwinika. According to reliable Siya sources, the club is unlikely to spend the same sum on just one player.
The crew has additionally reported that Chiefs have made progress in their search for Sekhukhune United skipper Yusuf Maart.