We’re so closer to the transfer window now. Kaizer Chiefs will obviously sign a number of new footballers, with a striker or two in the mix.
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ARTHUR ZWANE DREAMS OF SHALULILE-ESQUE NUMBER NINE
As The South African reported last week, the Amakhosi interim coach admitted that Kaizer Chiefs’ attack lacks an-all action striker like Mamelodi Sundowns star Peter Shalulile.
“Sundowns are playing more or less a similar style (to Marumo Gallants), but they’re more deadly and dangerous, because they’ve got good runners upfront,” Zwane said.
“Players like (Peter) Shalulile and other strikers, who can hold the ball and wait and have other players join in. That’s the difference between them, in terms of the quality.
“We only have Khama and Keagan, who is also explosive, but in our number eight and number nine positions, we don’t have those explosive players.
“The minute we improve on that aspect we will also be deadly going forward. We will try and work on that,”
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SIX CANDIDATES KAIZER CHIEFS CAN LOOK AT AS EXPLOSIVE STRIKERS
Firstly, let’s clear this upfront: none of these players are Shalulile. We all know that in football no player is like another. Every individual is unique.
The listed strikers we have below simply have the playing attributes that are part of the skillset you find in Shalulile. There is only one Shaulile. The levels of speed, work rate, finishing, and mentality differ from player to player.
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Anyways, here is the list of six strikers Kaizer Chiefs can look at for explosive running and combination play:
- Ashley Du Preez, 24, Stellenbosch FC
The club’s interest in the center-forward has been well-documented by now. Du Preez, whose super strength is lighting speed, has delivered seven goals and three assists in 28.
- Ghampani Lungu, 23, SuperSport United
The boy is one of the most underrated players in our league. It is a bit odd why there has not been any leading reports linking him with the big three. Besides seven goals and two assists in 29 games, Lungu’s super quality is his work rate. The Zambian runs defenders down.
- Knox Mutizwa, 28, Golden Arrows
With just 14 goals in the two seasons, it has been a drop for the Zimbabwean star. The 2019/20 term saw him deliver 13 goals as well as 11 nettings in 2018/29. His best attributes? Hard-running and tactical mobility.
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What about Victor Letsoalo?
Meanwhile, Kaizer Chiefs’ most-reported striking target has been Royal AM’s Victor Letsoalo. Letsaolo is a fine goalscorer with 16 goals in 29 games, but does he offer the dynamism and enterprise Zwane is looking for?
The most latest report was AM’s CEO Sinky Mnisi saying Amakhosi have stalled in tabling a fee to sign Letsoalo. This was before Zwane talk over as the interim.
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