Chiefs set to unveil third keeper

2004-07-28 11:28
Kaizer Chiefs coach Ted Dumitru has revealed that he will this week unveil his side's third goalkeeper, expected to give new number one Rowen Fernandez the needed competition between the poles.

While there are unconfirmed rumours that Swallows goalie Greg Etafia may fly from the Birds' nest to stay at Naturena, Dumitru was quick to point out that he wants to go for a local young keeper.

"It's important that we develop that aspect in this country, not that one doesn't like foreigners or anything," Dumitru says. "But my concern has been to try and produce top keepers from this country and that is something we've been sadly lacking at."

The League-winning coach said the new man, to compete with Fernandez and young Aubrey Mothibe, could be unveiled on Wednesday.

But Swallows manager Bennett Mtshali confirmed to Kick Off that he had heard rumours of their Nigerian goalkeeper linked with Chiefs.

"He has since denied this but you never know in this game of football," Mtshali says.

Etafia, whose contract with Swallows is reportedly on the verge of coming to an end, denied being approached by any club, but said "I would gladly welcome the challenge of playing for a top club."

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