Chiefs' striker hunt narrows as in-form target makes decision on future


Kaizer Chiefs’ chances of adding Montenegrin striker Boris Kopitovic appear to have gotten slim with the big forward staying put at his Singapore club next year.

Kopitovic has been among the numerous forwards that have been linked with the club as Chiefs seek to widen their attacking options.

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His name was rubbed off on the club by agents seeking opportunities for their clients after enjoying a superb season with Tampines Rovers in the Singapore Premier League.

Kopitovic smashed 35 league goals in 28 appearances playing every minute in the league for the club.

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The 27-year-old has another six goals in six cup games which includes the Asian Football Confederation Cup and the Singapore Cup.

This means Kopitovic has scored 41 goals in 34 games with a further 19 assists.

Last year he scored 16 goals in 21 league games and has a total of 60 league goals in 63 appearances in the Singapore Premier League.

He previously played in the UEFA Champions League and Europa League qualifiers while still playing in Montenegro’s top tier where he scored 35 goals in 136 games playing for OFK Petrovac, Kom Podgorica, and FK Mladost.

What makes the possibility of a move to Chiefs unlikely is that he has agreed to new improved terms with Rovers – who are one of the best-paying clubs in the Southeast Asian country.

boris kopitovic

This means any move for him must come with a transfer fee, an option that Chiefs have tended to avoid in their recruitment strategy as was the case in the signing of Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana.

Chiefs have targeted the January transfer window as an option to bring another forward and have been linked with several names.

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