11 Players Kaizer Chiefs Failed To Sign
Kaizer Chiefs Missed Out On Many Players In The Transfer Window
Kaizer Chiefs were linked with a whole range of players during the recent transfer window, making enquiries about several, however, managed to complete only four signings.
The Amakhosi fans were expected a big window for their side after finishing without any silverware for the second season in a row, although were largely disappointed with the names that have been brought into the side.
Teenage Hadebe, Bhongolethu Jayiya, Dumisani Zuma and Philani Zulu were brought on board for Steve Komphela to use, however only Zulu has made an appearance in the Absa Premiership so far, and that was as a substitute after Tsepo Masilela got injured.
With that in mind, Chiefs missed out on more reported targets than they succeeded, with many making moves elsewhere in the country instead of ending up at Naturena.
Brockie had interest from SA’s ‘Big Three’ – most prominently from Sundowns – but Chiefs were priced out by his early price tag and ultimately SuperSport United decided not to let him leave at all.
The Glamour Boys never actually made an offer for Billiat, but it is thought that his name was brought up as a possible target given his contract situation at Sundowns. He never moved but could sign a pre-contract in January.
Chiefs are believed to have had a late offer for Castro turned down by Sundowns, with the player eventually remaining at Chloorkop.
Ntshangase has been linked with the Glamour Boys for a long time, although ended up at Baroka after Bakgaga became the only team willing to pay Black Leopards’ asking price of over R2m.
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The Bidvest Wits man was heavily linked to Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs at one stage, although he ended up joining Golden Arrows.
There was talk of Mhango making the move to Naturena before the deadline came to a close after Wits signed Amr Gamal, although nothing materialised and he stayed with the Clever Boys.
Bereng remained at Chippa despite interest from Komphela to get him in. He hasn’t made Dan Malesela’s squad so far this season.
Mahlasela stayed with Bloemfontein Celtic despite widespread talk of him leaving. He spoke of it being ‘a dream’ to play for a club like Chiefs, however, nothing ever came of it.
Litabe signed a new contract with Royal Eagles in the NFD.
Rusike penned a new long-term deal with Maritzburg United amid rumours of interest from both Chiefs and Pirates.
Sangweni joined Chiefs’ bitter rivals, Pirates, after being linked with the Glamour Boys and training with Bidvest Wits.