Ex-Kaizer Chiefs transfer target Haashim Domingo back on the market soon? Image: BackpagePix

Ex-Kaizer Chiefs transfer target Haashim Domingo back on the market soon? Image: BackpagePix

Kaizer Chiefs reject opportunity to sign striker for R3.4 million! 

Kaizer Chiefs are prioritising the signing of at least one striker at the end of the current season, but have already rejected one candidate.

Ex-Kaizer Chiefs transfer target Haashim Domingo back on the market soon? Image: BackpagePix

Ex-Kaizer Chiefs transfer target Haashim Domingo back on the market soon? Image: BackpagePix

Kaizer Chiefs are believed to have made a decision on the future of one of their strikers, for next season. 

It is believed that Chiefs have already started working on and identifying player targets ahead of next season.

This publication reported two months ago that Chiefs will be prioritising the signing of a striker next season. That might be a surprise as the club signed Ranga Chivaviro and Jasond Gonzalez at the beginning of the campaign. Unfortunately for the duo and the club management, however, they haven’t had the desired effect as yet. 

Chivaviro joined Chiefs from Marumo Gallants amid much fanfare due to scoring 17 goals for the since-relegated side. Amakhosi had fought hard to get the Limpopo-born striker to Naturena, with Pirates reaching a transfer agreement first with Gallants. But the player pushed for a move to the Glamour Boys, as he is a lifelong supporter of the club. 

There was even controversy surrounding Chivaviro’s ownership with Richards Bay FC claiming he had signed a pre-contract with them. In the end, those claims disappeared into thin air, with Chiefs getting their man. Since signing for the club though, the target man has barely threatened to reach last season’s heights. In the 19 games he has played for the club so far, he has only managed two goals. 

Poor striker return

Those, however, are two goals more than fellow new striker signing Gonzalez, who is yet to get off the mark. The Colombian came to the country with the reputation of being a goal machine, but has found the going tough. He has not managed to find the back of the net in the 12 games he has played for Chiefs. 

Now according to iDiski Times Chiefs have decided to pass up on the opportunity to make Gonzalez’ move permanent. 

Chiefs won’t trigger Gonzalez option

“Kaizer Chiefs have opted against taking the option in Jasond Gonzalez contract to make his loan move permanent. This publication has learnt, that the physical striker will return to Bolivian club Real Santa Cruz at the end of the 2023/24 DStv Premiership season. His loan deal, which had an option to make the deal permanent for $180,000 (R3.4 million) will not be pursued further after failing to score in his 12 games for Amakhosi.” Wrote the publication.

It comes as no surprise to many that Chiefs have opted not to sign Gonzalez