Chiefs Striker Attracts Celtic Interest?
Kaizer Chiefs Striker Linked With Bloemfontein Celtic
According to sources in the know, Camaldine Abraw’s name has made it into the list of transfer targets for Bloemfontein Celtic again.
Celtic first tried signing the Togolese forward in 2015, at the end of his two-year stay with Free State Stars. However, Siwelele were beaten to the player’s signature by Kaizer Chiefs, who signed him on a free at the end of his contract with Ea Lla Koto.
Following a prolonged and much-publicised dispute for Abraw’s signature two years ago, after Celtic claimed to have signed the player on a pre-contract, Chiefs emerged victorious as they were allowed to register the striker.
But Chiefs have since announced that Abraw’s contract ‘will be terminated by mutual consent’, following the end of a disappointing season with no trophies for the club.
Part of Chiefs’ statement on the club’s official website issued on June 13 reads, ‘Siyanda Xulu, Lucky Baloyi, Camaldine Abraw and Lewis Macha’s contracts will be terminated by mutual consent following meetings between club management and the players’ respective representatives…’
According to sources, it appears that Celtic have taken note of Abraw’s availability and are keen to revisit their interest in him. Having decided against signing Siphelele Mthembu from Chiefs in January, an indication is that Celtic could look into Abraw about a potential deal during the July/August transfer window.
“Bloemfontein Celtic have rekindled their interest in Abraw. The club is keen on him again now that he is no longer in the plans at Chiefs,” said a Celtic insider.
Siwelele is keen on reinforcing the team’s striking department, after announcing the departures of three strikers in Vuyisile Wana, Ayanda Dlamini and Moeketsi Mvula.
As reported by the Siya crew, the Mangaung team is currently assessing former AmaZulu striker, Roggert Nyundu, with a view to signing him.