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Chiefs have not brought in a forward to play as the ‘top man’ since releasing Samir Nurkovic, Leonardo Castro, and Lazarous Kambole during the off-season and that has been evident in their game which has lacked the bite upfront.

Sierra Leone Premier League top scorer Musa ‘Tombo’ Kamara claimed he was blocked by certain people from travelling to Kaizer Chiefs last month.

While he claimed he was a free agent, Bo Rangers insisted that he remained in their books.

Those complications led to Chiefs pulling out their interest in the big forward who is still in Sierra Leone though in liaison with his US-based agent.

Waye Lekay has since joined Cape Town City after failing to win a deal at Chiefs with whom he spent time training with.

Darren Smith also spent time with AmaKhosi but wasn’t offered a contract as well.

Victor Letsoalo has since joined Sekhukhune United and confirmed that though AmaKhosi did show interest it all ended up in the air.

Cameroon forward Adolf Nkembe Enow Nasir has since moved to Mexican second division club Cancun FC after signing a four-year deal.

Enow scored 20 goals for AS Fortuna last season in the Cameroon topflight league igniting widespread interest which included PSL clubs, but he has settled for Mexico having previously played in the neighbouring USA.

He was offered to both Chiefs and Royal AM.  

Another Cameroonian striker Frank Mbella Etouga who scored 21 goals in the Ghana Premier League also couldn’t be brought in.

His club Asante Kotoko was said to be holding out for bigger offers from Europe.

He remains in the books of Asante Kotoko.

Yet another Cameroonian Bienvenu Eva Nga was offered to Chiefs but they hesitated and he eventually joined Orlando Pirates. 

Ethiopian forward Abubeker Ahmed Nasir was offered to Kaizer Chiefs last year when they already knew that they would be releasing Castro, Nurkovic and Kambole but there was no action from AmaKhosi and he ultimately signed for Mamelodi Sundowns.

Burundian forward Bonfils-Calen Bimenyimana trained with Chiefs for three weeks in July but was then allowed to leave with Arthur Zwane noting that he wasn’t what they were looking for.

Bimenyimana then expressed his frustration and has since been with his former club Rayon Sports in Rwanda.

Though no contract details have been issued about his situation at Rayon Sports he was presented before the club’s fans on Monday ahead of the friendly match against Vipers.

His situation with regards to what happened at Chiefs has been described as delicate and sensitive.