Kaizer Chiefs should have made attempts to sign Fortune Makaringe to strengthen their team, according to former Amakhosi star, Junior Khanye.
Makaringe has been heavily linked with a move to Orlando Pirates, and by the look of things, reports of him possibly joining Chiefs' rivals have not sit well with Khanye, who would like to see the talented player at his beloved former club.
“I don’t understand why Chiefs didn’t make every effort to sign Makaringe as I hear that he could be joining Pirates. I don’t understand why they couldn’t negotiate to get that boy. Their signings are wrong, and I’m asking God to forgive me for saying it as I see it, Makaringe and Andile Jali would have made good signings for Chiefs. I am not trying to disrespect Ta Bobs (Bobby), I know he understands football very well and he is experienced,” said Khanye.
“It’s not like Chiefs don’t see that all is not well and I am appealing to them to work hand in hand and be more influential than ever before. I know Ta Bobs and the father (Kaizer Motaung) have been in the game for a very long time and I don’t doubt professionalism in the way the club is run, but there are times for making corrections to some of the things. The coach has the final say in team decisions, but he needs to be advised on some of the things, like the attacking culture of the team,” he added.
As reported in edition 1110 of Soccer Laduma, Makaringe could be set to leave Maritzburg United for Pirates at the end of the season, with the Buccaneers expected to pay in the region of R4 million plus a player for the attacking midfielder’s services.