Zwane Reveals Missed January Transfer Opportunities

Arthur Zwane looks on during the DStv Premiership match between Kaizer Chiefs and Royal AM.
Arthur Zwane looks on during the DStv Premiership match between Kaizer Chiefs and Royal AM.

Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane has revealed that the club tried to sign more players during the January transfer window.  

Amakhosi are currently struggling with a number of injuries to key players and it will certainly put their squad to the test 

As previously reported, Chiefs tried to bring in Thatayaone Ditlhokwe during the January transfer window after he penned a pre-contract with the side, but SuperSport United held onto the player as he forms part of their plans for a top four finish.

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Amakhosi are believed to have also shown an interest in Cape Town City attacker Mduduzi Mdantsane, though they were unable to secure him.

The only player the Soweto giants signed during the January transfer window was Congolese striker Christian Saile Basomboli, who has made two appearances for the side since his arrival.

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With so many injuries to players in the team, including Khama Billiat, Nkosingiphile Ngcobo and Reeve Frosler, Chiefs may feel that they should have gone into the market to bolster the side. But Zwane says he does not want to dwell too much on what could have happened in January. 

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"Actually we were just unfortunate. We were trying to bring in a few players, but it did not materialize, so we had to move on and focus on what we have in terms of playing personnel. Yes, injuries are always going to be there because football is a contact sport, but I would not want to dwell on the past and worry about what we could have done (during the transfer window) and what we did not do. The focus is on the next game and the remaining games of the season," Zwane said during a Nedbank Cup press conference held at the PSL headquarters in Parktown, Johannesburg, on Monday.

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