Kaizer Chiefs signings

Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Serge Djiehoua. Image: X

Five most USELESS Kaizer Chiefs signings in the past 20 years

Kaizer Chiefs have made some worst signings over the years with the likes of Serge Djiéhoua and Kabelo Metsimetsi coming to mind.

Kaizer Chiefs signings

Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Serge Djiehoua. Image: X

Kaizer Chiefs has had some questionable signings in the past 20 years with the likes of Serge Djiéhoua coming to mind.

Under the leadership of the late Ted Dumitru, Amakhosi won back-to-back league titles in 2004 and 2005. The wheels came off when the Romanian coach left to coach the national team. Chiefs still won domestic cups but failed to challenge for the league for eight years during that time.

Stuart Baxter took over in 2012 and led Amakhosi to two league doubles. Since his departure in 2015, Kaizer Chiefs have not tasted silverware despite dozens of signings over the years. Eight different coaches have come and left Naturena but failed to improve the club.

Here are some five questionable signings the club has made in the past.

Kaizer Chiefs signings who flopped big-time

Serge Djiéhoua

The bulky Ivorian striker was seen as a perfect replacement for Collins Mbesuma in 2005. He failed to live up to expectations – scoring just five goals in the PSL in two seasons. To this day, Kaizer Chiefs fans are still asking themselves what the club was thinking signing Djiehoua.

Kabelo Metsimetsi

The former acrobatic goalkeeper Kabelo Metsimetsi was signed from Carrara Kicks having impressed in the Nedbank Cup. He played his first official match for Amakhosi against Ajax Cape Town in the second leg of the MTN8 semifinal in 2009. After a few mistakes, the game ended 3-3 which saw Amakhosi eliminated. From then on, it was game over for him and was eventually released in 2012.

Zhaimu ‘Jimmy’ Jambo

In 2009, Kaizer Chiefs made three signings in Zimbabwe. Thomas Sweswe, Knowledge Musona and Jimmy Jambo were brought to Naturena which led fans to believe the club was on a ‘buy one, get two for free’ clause. Jambo struggled for game-time initially but with Onismor Bhasera and Punch Masenamela leaving the club, the Zimbabwean failed to take his opportunity. He was eventually released in 2014 making him and Sweswe’s signings at Kaizer Chiefs useless.

Katlego Mphela

Killer is arguably one of the best local strikers in the past 20 years. A move to Amakhosi in 2014 was a shock given the star’s relationship with then-Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane. Having scored 48 times in 116 matches for Masanadwana, fans expected Mphela to shine at Chiefs. Despite having just turned 30 at the time, Killer failed at Chiefs, lasting only one season.

Amakhosi also failed to bring good coaches

Jasond Gonzalez

Kaizer Chiefs’ signings this season have been very questionable. One player that was hyped is Colombian striker Gozalez. The tall forward played 10 games for Amakhosi this season but failed to find the back of the net.