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Kaizer Chiefs striker receives surprise international call-up!

Out-of-favour Kaizer Chiefs striker Caleb Bimenyimana has been called up by Burundi. Does this mean he can revive his Amakhosi career?

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Kaizer Chiefs striker Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana has received a call-up by Burundi ahead of their crunch Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Namibia.

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The 25-year-old Burundian striker started life well with Chiefs scoring seven goals in his first six games for the Glamour Boys. Since the turn of the year, however, he’s become a fringe squad member and played hardly any minutes.

As reported by iDiski Times, the club will be receptive to offers for Caleb ahead of the 2023-24 campaign.

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Things have stalled for Bimenyimana at Chiefs

Caleb made 21 appearances for Kaizer Chiefs across all competitions this season, scoring eight times. His most recent strike, and his only one this calendar year, came in March from the penalty spot against Motsepe Foundation Championship side Casric Stars in the Nedbank Cup Round of 16. He scored a hat-trick of penalties against Stellenbosch, making history in the process as the first man ever to strike three successful spot-kicks in a single PSL match, but scoring from open play has been an issue for the big man from Bujumbura.

Burundi national team coach Etienne Ndayiragije, however, has included him in his 29-man squad to face Namibia and Peter Shalulile in June. This is a must-win match for The Swallows if they are to keep their hopes of AFCON qualification alive. Namibia need just a point to qualify.

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Caleb Bimenyimana after bagging a hat-trick vs Stellenbosch. ยฉ Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

Can Caleb revive his career with Chiefs or has that ship truly sailed?

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