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Chiefs' Foreigner Conundrum

Kaizer Chiefs snapped up the services of three foreigners in June, seeing their quota of non-South Africans increase to five players. However, they have a bit of a conundrum on their hands. Let's take a deeper look into the matter.

Click on the gallery above to see which foreigners Chiefs currently own!

Bobby Motaung announced the arrivals of Edmore Chirambadare, Michelle Katsvairo and Lewis Macha at Naturena, with the latter hailing from Zambia and the other two coming from Zimbabwe. 

They will join fellow foreigners Willard Katsande and Camaldine Abraw on the team roster, but, while Chiefs are allowed to register five foreigners on their books, things aren't as simple as they may seem.

Abraw's latest injury means he will be sidelined for up to nine months, ruling him out for practically the whole season, meaning he is unlikely to be register for the 2016/17 campaign.

This then means Chiefs will have an extra slot to sign another player from outside of Mzansi, allowing them to add further depth to the squad.

While this may seem like a good idea, Abraw has proved he can score when his confidence is at a high, and there is the risk he may lose his self-assurance if management leaves him out of the team.

There is a way Chiefs could protect Abraw from possibly feeling rejected, and it comes in the shape of Katsande.

Amakhosi's Player of the Season for the 2015/16 campaign is reportedly on the verge of becoming a South Africa citizen, meaning that he will automatically free up another foreigner slot.

If this happens, Chiefs can still register their new trio as well as Abraw, and add another player to their books.

So the ball is in Amakhosi management's court... Should they spare Abraw and hustle to get Katsande nationalised in order to add another non-South African?

Or should they open up two foreigner slots by not registering the Togolese striker and nationalising "Salt 'n Vinegar"?

What do you think Chiefs should do?

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