The number 10 jersey in world football is usually given to the talisman of the team or the man who is generally regarded as the best player in the squad.
With Siyabonga Nkosi seemingly heading towards the exit doors at the club, the I will now take a look at a few names that could possibly be the next number 10 at Naturena.
With Bidvest Wits reluctantly willing to sell Vilakazi to a locally based club, the Wits playmaker is by far one of the best natural number 10’s in the country. He would fit the bill in all departments and ihe s a player who could fit well into Chiefs' style of play because of his technical skill.
The Polokwane City man has been linked with Chiefs in the last month as he continues to thrive in the passing game that the Rise and Shine has utilised by coach Kosta Papic. What may make him a suitable candidate for the number 10 jersey is his overall vision and ability to adapt to many playing systems.
Mhango was linked to all of the Big Three teams in the country last year after he shined for Bloemfontein Celtic in the 2013/2014 Absa Premiership season. Mhango is a number 10 by trade and could add strength and pace in the middle of the park.
Eckstein could be the likeliest player to land the jersey, if no playmaker is signed next season. ‘Pule’ could also save the club millions as he is a youth product and is already tipped to have a big future at the club. Like the names mentioned on this list, Pule too is a playmaker that is best positioned behind the main striker and could well be a player that can grow into the jersey.
Who else do you think has what it takes to land the number 10 jersey at Chiefs?