Chiefs still have further options for international signings…

Kaizer Chiefs remain open to the prospect of adding another international before the close of the January transfer window
Kaizer Chiefs remain open to the prospect of adding another international before the close of the January transfer window
Lefty Shivambu

Arthur Zwane will head into the last week of the January transfer window still holding the option of adding another international in a bid to further reinforce his squad.

Chiefs have Burundian striker Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana, Mozambican defender Edmilson Dove, and Congolese forward Christian Saile Basomboli in their squad at the moment.

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They have also added Botswana international Thatayaone Ditlhokwe who has signed a pre-contract but is only due to join in July.

Bimenyimana, Dove, and Ditlhokwe have all been free transfer signings while Saile was bought from Zambian club Nchanga Rangers. 

Saile is now waiting for the issuing of his work permit before making his debut.

New Kaizer Chiefs striker Christian Saile Basombol

Struggling Zimbabwean kingpin Khama Billiat now plays as a non-foreigner.

Several options have continued being piled at Chiefs from South America, Europe and further up on the continent.

As it stands, Chiefs have two foreign spots open but will only have one in the new season when Ditlhokwe arrives.

"We keep looking for players and we will never stop.

"We are looking for players that we think can come and add value rather than look for players that will come and add numbers because of hasty decisions and desperation.

"Right now, we are not desperate so we will wait for the right moment and when we get the number six that we think will add value we will bring him on board," says Zwane when asked about further reinforcements to his squad.

The ever-widening gap between Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns in the manner of their transfer dealings on the international scene has contributed to the two clubs being in ‘different worlds’ instead of competing.

While Sundowns have stretched their wings as far as South America and spent big money bringing in Gaston Sirino, Erwin Saavedra, and Marcelo Allende, Chiefs have chosen to settle for mostly free agents.

Even with their recruits from the continent, Sundowns have spent money bringing in Abubeker Nasir Ahmed and Abdelmounaim Boutouil.

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