So why target an excess of 18? Well, getting new deals on the line are dependent on key variables such as the initial approach, a player’s contract or free agency from his existing club, fee request, age, and competition from other possible suitors.
The factors above are therefore the reason that Amakhosi are linked with 18 players when they could eventually secure eight or entirely different names from the list below.
With Sipho Mbule off to Sundowns, and the Swallows trio of Kamohelo Mahlatsi, Dillan Solomons, and Lehlohonolo George Matlou reportedly signed by Amakhosi, here are the remaining 18 targets who could be wearing Chiefs tracksuits before the start of next season.
Victor Letsoalo, 29, Royal AM, Striker
Rushwin Dortley, 19, Cape Town Spurs, Central defender
Oula Abass Traore, 26, Horoya (Guinea), Central defender
Luke Fleurs, 22, SuperSport United, Central defender
Yusuf Maart, 26, Sekhukhune United, Central midfielder
Bongani Zungu, 29, Amiens (France), Central midfielder
Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo, 26, Marumo Gallants, Central midfielder