Chiefs make call on transfer business ahead of deadline day

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Kaizer Chiefs players ahead of training this week at their base in Naturena
Kaizer Chiefs players ahead of training this week at their base in Naturena
Sydney Seshibedi

As Mamelodi Sundowns continue raiding the transfer market, Kaizer Chiefs have made a call on their transfer activity for the remainder of the window which shuts close next week.

The domestic window for transfer registration will close on September 22 giving local clubs just under seven days to conclude whatever signings they still need to make.

READ | Arthur Zwane explains where it's gone wrong for Chiefs

The DStv Premiership campaign has already reached the quarter-mark and for Chiefs, they are third from bottom on the standings with a squad that appears thin upfront despite all the signings 

After all the departures last season, Chiefs have brought in Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana, Edmilson Dove, Zitha Kwinika, Kamohelo Mahlatsi, Dillan Solomons, Yusuf Maart, Lehlogonolo Matlou, Ashley du Preez, and Siyethemba Sithebe.

"No, we’re not looking at bringing in players," responds Zwane when asked about the prospect of making further signings before the window closes on Thursday.  

"We still must work with this squad.

"Like we are focusing on the positives and the positives so far are giving us that direction to say if we can start banging in those goals and making fewer mistakes at the back and then we will get right.

"We’re on the right track," says Zwane.

Scoring five goals (three of which came in one game) in seven matches is definitely nowhere near the standards expected of Chiefs which is why questions around Bimenyimana starting remain relevant.

The Burundian has made two substitute appearances and is the only traditional number nine.

Kaizer Chiefs' new forward Caleb Bimenyimana dejec

"You know there is competition for places and obviously we had to build him up because he has been out of the game for some time.

"The last time he had played was in the national team.

"So, we are also avoiding…we don’t want to risk injuries, so we must build him up and make sure that he is ready.

"He is showing a lot of hunger and we’re hoping for the best in that as soon as he starts settling then he can bang in those goals for us," says Zwane of the towering forward.

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