One of Kaizer Chiefs' new signings has explained how his move to the club came about.
Edmilson Dove was a surprise signing for Chiefs, after he was invited to train with the team ahead of the new season.
The former Cape Town City left-footed defender was praised by head coach Arthur Zwane after debut against SuperSport, for giving them balance, as a left-footed centre-back.
Dove revealed that he grew up supporting Chiefs and joining them was a no-brainer and a dream come true after he left the Citizens and joined Mozambican side UDS Songo.
"I was with the national team when I got a call to say I should come here for some days, and I said, “Why not?” because to be realistic, this is the team I have been supporting since I was young," Dove said via the club's media department.
"It went well and they asked me to go for a medical. Then, I had to go back to Mozambique because I had to wait for results, not knowing what was going to happen. But after about a week I got a call from my agent telling me I had to come back and discuss terms. Luckily, it all went well and that was a proud moment - not only for me, but for my family as well - to be here and to represent such a big club like Kaizer Chiefs."
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Dove also explained that he has lots of support back home in Mozambique and added that the majority of the football fans could now be leaning towards supporting Chiefs after his move.
"My Mozambican people never leave me alone. Even when I went back, they have always been supporting me," he said.
"But what’s more special for m, is that I have received so many positive messages from Kaizer Chiefs supporters and like I said in the interview after the game, it feels like my second home because I have always been treated with respect, with affection and that for me, is special on its own.
"Receiving the support from the Kaizer Chiefs fans, from my friends that I played with in different teams, my family and people from Mozambique is just special. It seems like everyone back home is now Amakhosi 4 Life," he concluded.
Having players who are internationals always adds to the quality of the squad and Soccer Laduma looked at Chiefs players whohave represented their national teams.
Bafana Bafana caps
Itumeleng Khune - 91
Njabulo Ngcobo - 7
Sifiso Hlanti - 25
Yusuf Maart - 9
Keagan Dolly - 23
Other countries - caps
Edmilson Dove (Mozambique) - 28
Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana (Burundi) - 17
Khama Billiat (Zimbabwe) - 51
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