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Kaizer Chiefs player have a quick meeting after scoring a goal against Maritzburg United. Image: @KaizerChiefs / Twitter

Chiefs must sign another striker: FIVE big reasons why

Kaizer Chiefs have made big decisions to release strikers, but the mighty Glamour Boys look rather unprepared up front. Time is ticking by.

Kaizer Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs player have a quick meeting after scoring a goal against Maritzburg United. Image: @KaizerChiefs / Twitter

Did Kaizer Chiefs not see this coming? We’re three games into the season and there’s already a crisis in the number position.

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Following the surprising decisions to release Samir Nurkovic and Leonardo Castro this window, Amakhosi signed Ashley Du Preez from Stellenbosch FC for around R10 million.

The 25-year-old’s talent is undoubted but he is not a traditional number nine. Du Preez is a deep runner in and around the attacking areas.

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A team can not compete without a physical striker in the box. Unless you are Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.

The Burundian Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyamana has arrived at Naturena, but he is not PSL-proven and just not enough.

Who’s going to cover and compete directly with Bimenyimana? Image: @KaizerChiefs/ Twitter.

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  1. Ashley Du Preez, a false nine, is injured for ‘some time’ (Zwane’s words).
  2. The new signing, Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana, is set to wait at least a week to acquire his work permit VISA. Home Affairs can sometimes take longer.
  3. Having never played in the PSL, there is no guarantee Bimenyimana will be a success.
  4. Bimenyamana may need an extended time to adapt to the league and his teammates. At worst, it could be an entire season.
  5. Who is the backup traditional box number nine if Bimenyimana happens to suffer a lengthy injury? 

In conclusion, having only one traditional striker in a squad is nowhere near enough. Amakhosi have until the 22 of September when the window shuts to address this area.

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Meanwhile, the Glamour Boys are taking on Richards Bay at Moses Mabhida this weekend, without Biyenyimana and Du Preez while Billiat faces a late fitness test.

Do you agree Amakhosi should sign another nine with PSL experience?

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