Ex-Stellenbosch starlet spotted at Kaizer Chiefs, deal imminent?

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A young striker who recently parted ways with Stellenbosch has been spotted at Kaizer Chiefs and a potential deal could be on the cards.  

Amakhosi have wasted no time in strengthening their side and have already made seven signings with Kamohelo Mahlatsi, Lehlogonolo Matlou and Dillan Solomons all joining from Swallows FC while Zitha Kwinika and Ashley du Preez come in from Stellenbosch. 

Yusuf Maart and Siyethemba Sithebe top the list after making the switch from Sekhukhune United and AmaZulu.

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After these acquisitions, the Soweto giants have been tipped to make more signings after confirming 12 first-team departures.  

According to sources, Fuad Johnson is currently training with the Gauteng-based side and an offer could take place for the free agent who recently parted ways with Stellenbosch in June.  

It is understood that the 19-year-old featured in a friendly behind closed doors against the senior Chiefs side over the weekend.  

Johnson's potential switch comes after Steve Barker’s side and the player’s representative failed to agree on terms for a professional contract.    

The starlet has attracted interest from a number of clubs throughout last season after his 11 goals helped the Cape Town side secure the 2021/22 DStv Diski Challenge title while the striker initially caught Amakhosi’s attention at the 2021 Engen Knockout Challenge in September 2021. 

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Cape Town City, Mamelodi Sundowns, and SuperSport United were all believed to be monitoring the starlet’s contract situation but Chiefs seem to have beaten their competitors to Johnson.  

While the young forward ended up being the Stellenbosch top goalscorer in the DStv Diski Challenge, he struggled to earn opportunities in the first team and ended his stay with only four appearances in the top side.