Kaizer Chiefs

The Kaizer Chiefs Naturena Village in all its glory. Image: Ernest Makhaya

Kaizer Chiefs to sign Ditlhokwe’s international teammate?

It wouldn’t take long for this guy to settle in at Naturena.

Kaizer Chiefs

The Kaizer Chiefs Naturena Village in all its glory. Image: Ernest Makhaya

Incoming Kaizer Chiefs head coach Nasreddine Nabi wants the board to sign a player he knows well from FAR Rabat. Thatayaone Ditlhokwe knows him well too!

Nabi wants Orebonye on board at Kaizer Chiefs

According to UnplayableZA on X, Nasreddine Nabi has zeroed in on Tumisang Orebonye as his first potential signing as head coach at Naturena. The 28-year-old striker plays under Nabi at FAR Rabat and has 40 caps for the Botswana National team alongside Amakhosi centre-back Thatayaone Ditlhokwe. The prolific hitman has four goals and an assist from 15 league appearances in 2023-2024. That’s a healthy ratio of direct goal contributions. Orebonye only joined the club in January though, on a long contract, so Chiefs would need to shell out a hefty transfer fee. The 1.80m striker, who has featured in this season’s CAF Champions League, is valued at €450k (R8.7 million) by transfermarkt.

Images: @UnplayableZA / X

Ditlhokwe is captain material for Amakhosi

Botswana star Thatayaone Ditlhokwe had captained his country by the age of 24, so he’s no stranger to thriving under pressure. He’s got all of his best years ahead of him, and can also deputise at left-back. Amakhosi fans have reason to be excited about their new defensive core who possess the rare combination of relative youth, leadership, presence and experience. He’s made 99 DStv Prem appearances in total, including 20+ in three of the last four full campaigns. This season has been a rare blip on his record in that regard after he dislocated his shoulder while playing for his nation. He was limited to only 17 outings. The sky is the limit for this gifted 25-year-old central defender.

Khanye urges Chiefs to sign Kermit

“I’d love to see him signing for Kaizer Chiefs,” Khanye said on iDiski TV.

“I do believe Kaizer Chiefs can offer something. But Chiefs might not want to because they might look at his age because in South Africa, once you are 34, 35, they label you that you can’t play anymore.  

“I don’t understand where this comes from because there are top players who are still playing for their countries at 36, 37 and they are still scoring.

“Ronaldo scored two goals now for Portugal. He is 38 turning 39, the same age as me, but he is still wearing the armband for Portugal and scoring.

“So why not Kermit at the age of 34 [33]? For me, he is still good enough to play for Kaizer Chiefs. I think Chiefs should sign him as well,” Khanye concluded.

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MSC Sports announce Kermit Erasmus. Image: @austindtloholo/Facebook

Is Orebonye an exciting potential addition?

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