‘Amakhosi will be untouchable next season’

2016-07-06 06:00

IF Kaizer Chiefs new signings are anything to go by, the “Glamour Boys” are likely to be untouchable in the coming season. The Soweto giants on Tuesday officially­ introduced their new players.

And Amakhosi football manager, Bobby­ Motaung, made it clear that his club will be signing more players.

“These are not our final signings this season. In a few days we will be revealing­ more new players.”

When asked what players the club is targeting and what they hope to achieve in the new season, Motaung said his club is interested in building a competitive side that will bring the old glory days back to Naturena.

“When you build a team, you look for a couple of things. Your side must be well balanced, well covered in all departments, you must have quality players with a winning mentality and that will take the club to the next level.

“We know the rich history of this team. We will be happy to see some silverware­ heading back to our cabinet­ in Naturena.”

New players revealed by Amakhosi include Zimbabweans Edmore Chirambadare and Michelle Katsvairo.

Amakhosi management pulled a big surprise when they revealed the former Mamelodi Sundowns captain Ramahlwe Mphahlele. Others include midfielders Enocent Mkhabela, Sibusiso Khumalo‚ Zambian striker Lewis Macha‚ Keagan­ Buchanan from Bloemfontein Celtic and young striker Emmanuel Letlotlo.

The missing name from the package delivered by Chiefs was that of the veteran Sundowns player Anthony Laffor.

Last week speculation was doing the rounds in local soccer circles predicting that Laffor was likely to join Amakhosi.

Last week Amakhosi bosses off-loaded a bus-load of 20 players.

Players who were given the boot include­ Morgan Gould, Siboniso Gaxa, Reneilwe Letsholonyane,Reyaad Pieterse­, Philani Cele, Ovidy Karuru, Levy Mokgothu, Simphiwe Mtsweni, Shandukani Mulovhedzi, Chris Matombo­, Zitha Macheke, Siyanda Xulu, Bongani Ndulula, Edward Manqele­, Siphelele Mthembu, Sula Matovu, Ivan Bukenya, David Zulu (Chippa United) and Andisiwe Mtsila.

Chiefs also announced a new technical team and Ghanian defender John Pantsil was appointed as Steve Komphela’s assistant coach.

Amakhosi have endured a disastrous season in the Absa Premiership having failed to win a single trophy despite reaching the MTN8 Cup and Telkom Knockout Cup finals.


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