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Why Chiefs Are Destined For Another Disappointing Transfer Market

Kaizer Chiefs seemingly have a transfer policy of sign players for free, and terminating contracts instead of selling players. It is a policy that has provided little to no joy in recent years, and, once again, the fans can expect another disappointing transfer window. Let's take a look why!

The Glamour Boys announced on Monday afternoon that they had added two new additions to their player roster for the 2017/18 ABSA Premiership season, having recently confirmed the release of seven players.

The two new arrivals come in the shape of Philani Zulu from Maritzburg United and Teenage Hadebe, who was snapped up from Zimbabwean outfit Chicken Inn.

In recent years, Chiefs have done most of their "shopping" in Zimbabwe, but no player from Mzansi's neighbours has made an impact since Knowledge Musona and Willard Katsande's arrivals.

Hadebe is a relatively unknown name in South Africa, and it remains to be seen how he will slot into the club's backline.

What is particularly curious about this transfer window is the lack of big names being linked with Chiefs. Daylon Claasen has already signed for Bidvest Wits as a free agent, while it seems likely that Steven Pienaar may decide to play elsewhere instead. In addition, long-term target Thamsanqa Sangweni has signed for Orlando Pirates.

This is highly concerning as Bobby Motaung and company will need sign the best players in order to ensure they are able to compete for the league title and domestic cups.

Signing average players from average teams will not see Chiefs improve from their fourth place finish of last season, and the only way they will be able to compete is if Kaizer Motaung decides to inject some funds.

As usual, Chiefs haven't indicated that they will be splurging in order to compete with Wits and Mamelodi Sundowns, and it seems the club is destined for another below-par transfer window.

What are you expecting from this transfer window?

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