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Junior Khanye takes a swing at Jasond Gonzalez. Image: X

Kaizer Chiefs say no to misfiring foreign striker!

Kaizer Chiefs are very impatient with misfiring foreign strikers, and they are about to show another one an exit door.

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Junior Khanye takes a swing at Jasond Gonzalez. Image: X

Kaizer Chiefs have reportedly decided against making Jasond Gonzalez’s stay permanent following what has been a disappointing stint for him.

And this is according to iDiski Times, who reports that Chiefs rejected an opportunity to offer Gonzalez a new deal when his current one expires in June.

Gonzalez arrived on loan from Bolivian outfit Real Santa Cruz in August 2023 to try and ease Amakhosi’s goalscoring woes.

And the Glamour Boys had an option to buy Gonzalez for a fee in the region of R3.4 million – but they are not going to do it.

The reason is pretty simply, and that’s because the lanky and burly striker hasn’t really lived up to the expectations since joining Chiefs.

Gonzalez has yet to score in any of the 12 games he’s featured in for the club, whereas the team is struggling to achieve goals.

The 24-year-old marksman joined Chiefs after scoring eight goals in 15 Primera División matches in the second half of the 2022-23 season, as per TimesLIVE.


“Kaizer Chiefs have opted against taking the option in Jasond Gonzalez contract to make his loan move permanent,” reads part of the report.

“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 (R3.3 million), will not be pursued further after failing to score in his 12 games for Amakhosi.”


With Gonzalez certainly leaving, and their current frontline misfiring, Chiefs certainly need to shop for quality strikers.

Amakhosi were most recently linked with a possible move for Stellenbosch FC and Bafana Bafana striker Iqraam Rayners.

Cape Town City’s Khanyisa Mayo was also reported to be on the radar of Chiefs, but that never happened when the noise was still loud.

As things stand, Chiefs have Ranga Chivaviro, Ashley du Preez, Wandile Duba, Christian Saile and Saile as their strikers.

However, it’s attacking midfielder Pule Mmodi who’s contributed more goals in the team this season with four under his belt.

And it is evident that Chiefs are having serious goalscoring problems hence they have managed to score just 19 goals in 24 league games.

It remains to be seen if the Chiefs hierarchy will be willing to break banks to sign quality strikers when they new technical team is assembled next season.