Will Kaizer Chiefs break the bank for a striker.
The majority of Kaizer Chiefs supporters were happy with the majority of the hires the team made during the current transfer window, so the team has done reasonably well.
Zitha Kwinika and Ashley Du Preez, both of Stellenbosch FC, were acquired by Kaizer Chiefs. Both Stellenbosch’s player and defender of the year awards went to Zitha Kwinika. In contrast, Ashley Du Preez was named the season’s top goal scorer at the Stellenbosch awards ceremony.
Yusuf Maart, a former Sekhukhune United player, is another high-profile addition made by Kaizer Chiefs. Yusuf Maart was a revelation while playing for Sekhukhune United, and his classy performances earned him a transfer to the biggest club in South Africa, Kaizer Chiefs.
Moreover, three players from Rivals Moroka Swallows were signed by Kaizer Chiefs. Kamohelo Mahlatsi, Dillon Solomons, and George Matlou The trio performed admirably for Moroka Swallows, but Solomons, who was unquestionably the team’s best player, managed to score four goals while assisting three more.
Youngster Mduduzi Shabalala from the Kaizer Chiefs Reserve team received rewards as well. Shabalala had a stellar season with the reserve team, scoring 13 goals and setting up another 15 goals.
Although they released five strikers at the end of the season—Lebogang Manyama, Samir Nurkovic, Leonardo Castro, Lazarus Kambole, and Bernard Parker—many Kaizer Chiefs supporters are concerned about the team’s inability to sign strikers. Dumisani Zuma also had his contract terminated for failing to follow rules.
The fact that Kaizer Chiefs have only signed one striker (Ashley Du Preez) so far raises questions about their future plans and the alternatives they have in place to prevent a void in that specific position.
Caleb Bonfils Bimenyimana, a Burundian international under evaluation by Kaizer Chiefs, reportedly impressed the team’s technical staff and may be signed, according to IdiskiTimes.
However, given the PSL’s nature and the likelihood of most strikers succeeding, there is a lot of stress surrounding the possibility of starting the season with two strikers.
Which striker should Kaizer Chiefs spend big money on, whether in Africa or abroad? They already failed to sign Victor Letsoalo, who joined Sekhukhune United after his market value was increased by his former club Royal AM.
While the sought-after African striker is probably going to end up in Italy after Asante Kotoko received payment of about R25 million for Frank Mbella Etouga.