How Kaizer Chiefs got Edmilson Dove for a bargain


Dove was one of two signings made by Chiefs earlier this month but is yet to play as he awaits the processing of his papers, which could be done this week.

He joined on a two-year deal from Mozambican club UD Songo after having been with the club since the beginning of the year following his surprise departure from Cape Town City where he had been playing since January 2017.

This website has now been informed about the transfer details.

"Dove came on a free transfer to Chiefs from UD Songo," reveals the source.

"The kind of contract that he signed with UD Songo at the beginning of the season allowed him to leave on a free.

"So, it is for this reason that straight after returning from the COSAFA Cup he just told the club that he is leaving and off he went to train with Chiefs.

"So, it was a bargain for Chiefs to get an international on a free transfer.

"Some can say whatever they want but the nature of doing business in football is to avoid spending wherever possible and this is what happened with Chiefs," explains the source.

The 28-year-old has been brought in by Chiefs to do a job either as a left-footed central defender or at left-back.

AmaKhosi have so far mostly used right-footed players in both of those positions in Zitha Kwinka (left central defence) and Reeve Frosler (left-back).

Sifiso Hlanti got his first share of minutes at left-back this past weekend against Stellenbosch in the MTN8 while another natural left-footer Happy Mashiane has been thrown in the mix from the bench in the last two games.

Dove last played in the DStv Premiership on December 22 last year against SuperSport United while in the colours of Cape Town City before then featuring in the first six games of the season for UD Songo after which he played in the COSAFA Cup.

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