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Chiefs’ Foreign Legends: Philippe The Club’s First Argentine

Jonathan Felippe The First Argentine At Kaizer Chiefs

By Soccer Laduma - Jul 30, 2017 10:08 AM

With Kaizer Chiefs set to secure the signature of Argentinian striker Jonathan Philippe, the 29-year-old would become the first player from his country to don the gold and black jersey in history.

Weekly Chiefs Transfer Wrap

Philippe has been training with the team since Tuesday, but his signing has yet to be confirmed by the club and it is believed that a deal has been agreed to in principle. However, even though he is the first Argentine to join the club, they are not unfamiliar with South Americans, with Venezuela’s Gustavo Paez, who will look to form a partnership up front with Philippe, and Jose Torrealba both spending time on the books at the club.

Furthermore, Philippe is not the only Argentine to play in South Africa in the PSL era, with former Mpumalanga Black Aces and AmaZulu goalkeeper, Nick Gindre, and former Mamelodi Sundowns striker, Vicente Principiano, having flown the flag for their country in the top tier. Gindre, however, made just nine league appearances during his time in South Africa, while Principiano spending just one year on the books at Sundowns.

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Other South Americans to have graced South Africa include the likes of Brazil’s Eduardo Ferreira (Mamelodi Sundowns), Mario Varas (Orlando Pirates and Chile), Augusto Palacios (Manning Rangers, AmaZulu, Witbank Spurs and Peru), Elton Morelato (Moroka Swallows), Davi Rancan (Moroka Swallows) and Ricardo Nascimento (Sundowns), while Jorge Acuna (Sundowns) has been Chile’s sole representative and Leonardo Castro (Sundowns) is Colombia’s only export and Rafael Dudamel (Sundowns) joins Paez and Torrealba as one of the Venezuelans to have played in Mzansi in the PSL era.

Who do you think was the best South American to have played in South Africa?


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kpmatlhare Joined: 01 Aug 2017
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kpmatlhare Aug 01, 2017 01:58 PM
no offence to the other following players but for chiefs I believe ntshangase from thanda R zulu and mahache from golden arrows are best attarking midfielders than current chiramandare and dumisane zuma from celtic 3-4-1-2 new chiefs era or no silverware
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Bafo26 Jul 31, 2017 05:39 PM
Torrelba did well for both downs and Chiefs. The Lightning Peaz is a great prospect as well.
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lesetja chuene Jul 31, 2017 03:44 PM
ABRAW GONE TO WITS? BOBBY WHERE'S YOUR BRAIN?
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aDsolala16 Jul 31, 2017 02:26 PM
it's back to business for the most prosperous PSL club while some are still grinding the maize cobs and brewing beer somewhere kikikiki
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Letona la Moletjie Jul 31, 2017 08:00 AM
The famous Pio Noguera
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PHEMBESHIYA Jul 31, 2017 07:57 AM
Masijongeni
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Nkwayman Jul 30, 2017 08:40 PM
Let's w8t sizobona....
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Iminald Khosified Jul 30, 2017 07:24 PM
Good luck boy
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lukzini Jul 30, 2017 04:47 PM
Chiefs will kill many teams diz coming season
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Jul 30, 2017 04:31 PM
This player is at Naturena Cowditor so why you are mentioning small teams like Swallows and Swinedunus in out topic?
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afrikaanse Jul 30, 2017 03:47 PM
Ok kuhle ke lokho
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schala Jul 30, 2017 03:05 PM
Bobby plz sign Jonathan for us then we will be fine up front
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Sticker Man Jul 30, 2017 02:38 PM
Pls Mr Motaung sign them all,Khosi 4 lyf
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Mkhontos@ Jul 30, 2017 02:30 PM
sign him n Darren lurie e Arnaldo
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Maj Jul 30, 2017 02:04 PM
They try by all means to copy Sundowns.
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iDunusa Jul 30, 2017 01:59 PM
After booking their spot in the quarter-finals of this year’s Caf Champions League Mamelodi Sundowns have already secured themselves US$650 000 (approximately R8,750, 000). Getting into the semi-finals is worth US$875,000 (approximately R11,795,000) while the winner of the competition will take a US$2,5 million (R33,7 million) cheque back to their country, with the silver medallists pocketing half of that amount.
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Dangerous when provoked Jul 30, 2017 01:24 PM
@Real Pirates Fc you are right. The reason he puts pressure to himself. I dont blame him because it is often said that Chiefs lack strikers and as a result he wants to fill that void. You could see that he wanted to score but was rushing things.
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Natural-Mystic Jul 30, 2017 01:23 PM
Once you win a beer cup it means the beginning of trouble, another season is loading for cowphela to break yet another record of 18 years without an official PSL cup kwaaaaaa.
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Dangerous when provoked Jul 30, 2017 01:22 PM
Chiefs did have 2 Brazilians before.
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Real Pirates Fc Jul 30, 2017 01:08 PM
Truth to be told chiefs would be a problem this season if cowmphela pulls the strings good..yooo i saw them yesterday paez was running like a horse even though he gets tired so fast...#upthebucs

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