Bafana Bafana and Royal AM star striker Victor Letsoalo had been linked with a sensational move to Kaizer Chiefs during the previous transfer window, and those rumours have resurfaced at various time this year.
However, Royal AM CEO Sinky Mnisi previously insisted that Letsoalo ‘is a Rolls-Royce’ and Chiefs should not table an offer for a ‘Mazda 323’.
It increasingly seems that Kaizer Chiefs will have no hope of successfully securing the services of highly-regarded Victor Letsoalo.
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However, as Chiefs continue their recruitment drive, it’s said that initial contact has been made with Stellenbosch in the pursuit of Ashley du Preez.
Amakhosi are looking for a change up-front with no fewer than three – possibly more – strikers bidding farewell to Naturena in the off-season.
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It’s clear that Chiefs are looking to rebuild their squad to be more competitive next year, and it will be interesting to see whether Du Preez could make his way to Naturena.
In fact, as reported by Soccer Laduma over the weekend, Stellies are willing to consider offers for Du Preez, and negotiations have now officially opened.
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After having signed Siyethemba Sithebe from AmaZulu on a pre-contract as well as Zitha Kwinika from Stellenbosch, reports suggest Chiefs are also closing in the successful pursuit of Yusuf Maart.
Meanwhile, Bienvenu Eva Nga is another player who has been strongly linked with interest from Chiefs, and interim coach Arthur Zwane has now opened up on these potential signings.
“It’s going to be the biggest challenge to get everyone that we need as a club,” Zwane admitted after this past weekend’s match against Swallows.
“That’s my belief right now because when you look at left-backs, left central defenders and strikers, how many strikers do we have in the country right now that have scored more than Peter Shalulile.
“Can you get Peter Shalulile from Sundowns? No. There’s only one player that is trying [to match his scoring feats] maybe it’s Eva Nga, but is Eva Nga a Kaizer Chiefs type of player we’re looking for? It remains to be seen.
“Is Victor Letsoalo the type of player who can play for Kaizer Chiefs, the answer is yes, but can we get him? So those are the challenges you are faced with and it’s the reality. And the midfielders like the number six, how many quality number sixes do we have in the country that can come play for Kaizer Chiefs?
“So we will have to develop them because we don’t want a number six to go up there and get yellow and red cards, we want a ballplayer, we want to play with flair we want to dominate, we want our people to come to stadiums to watch football.”
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