Kaizer Chiefs lose out on Elias Mokwana image: GOAL.com

Kaizer Chiefs lose out on Elias Mokwana image: GOAL.com

Chiefs have themselves to blame after 35 goal striker joins rivals?

Kaizer Chiefs are believed to have lost out on a prolific striker who has since joined a rival club, with the reason now being revealed!

Kaizer Chiefs lose out on Elias Mokwana image: GOAL.com

Kaizer Chiefs lose out on Elias Mokwana image: GOAL.com

Kaizer Chiefs were believed to be tracking Congolese striker Andy Boyeli who has since signed for Sekhukhune United instead. 

Chiefs as well as both arch rivals Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns were believed to be interested in Boyeli. 

There had been widespread reports claiming that Boyeli was close to joining Chiefs, after they beat Pirates and Sundowns. A couple of journalists from the continent had been reporting that the player would be moving to Naturena imminently. There were even social media claims that he was already spotted at their offices, thrashing out a deal. 

A shock report then emerged on Wednesday evening, claiming that Boyeli has, in fact signed for Sekhukhune United

Sekhukhune United sign Boyeli

“The club wishes to thank the Board of Directors at Dynamos for the professional manner in which the negotiations for the transfer of Boyeli were handled. The Congolese goal ace joins Babina Noko on a three-year contract and is expected to arrive in Johannesburg early next week to join his new teammates for pre-season having spent the break in his native country,” wrote a statement from Sekhukhune United, confirming the signing. 

Now according to a source speaking to Soccer-Laduma, Chiefs may have been interested but lost out.

“Chiefs have been slow in their approach while Orlando Pirates lost interest along the way. They have been looking at other strikers. So, now Sekhukhune United are in the forefront. The player’s agent as well as the clubs have been talking and the move to South Africa will be to Sekhukhune United and not Chiefs or Pirates,” said one source. 

Another sources pointed out that it was the urgency of Sekhukhune that made Boyeli feel valued.

How Chiefs lost out?

“Power Dynamos didn’t want to wait long for Chiefs or other clubs because they were not sure and Sekhukhune United were serious and showed intent hence the imminent move to them,” said the source.

Will Boyeli be a success at Sekhukhune? Will Chiefs end up regretting not moving quickly for him?