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Swallows FC striker Ruzaigh Gamildien says there are “no hard feelings” after his much-hyped proposed move to Kaizer Chiefs fell flat in the end.

Ruzaigh Gamildien disappointed as dream Kaizer Chiefs move flops

Swallows coach Brandon Truter says star striker Ruzaigh Gamildien was “disappointed” to see his “dream” move to Kaizer Chiefs fall through.

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Swallows FC striker Ruzaigh Gamildien says there are “no hard feelings” after his much-hyped proposed move to Kaizer Chiefs fell flat in the end.

Swallows coach Brandon Truter says star striker Ruzaigh Gamildien was “disappointed” to see his “dream” move to Kaizer Chiefs fall through.

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Ruzaigh Gamildien, 32, was in a rich vein of form for the Dube Birds last season when he netted 11 goals in 24 DStv Premiership appearances.

As a result of that haul he was hotly tipped for a move to Soweto giants Amakhosi, but their interest cooled following the arrival of current head coach Stuart Baxter.

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Speaking ahead of Swallows’ MTN8 quarter-final clash against Orlando Pirates on Saturday, Truter confessed he has had to get his front-man ‘focused’ again.

Truter said according to Kickoff: “I think he was obviously disappointed. More than half of SA footballers, as youngsters, it is their dream to play for the likes of Kaizer Chiefs.

“I had to do some talking to, sit him down and get him to focus again. We had to look at the pros and cons of joining Chiefs. We had to remind him that here at Swallows he has some stability as well because of the performances he gave last season.

“He will have (Mwape) Musonda and (Kagiso) Malinga to push him as well, you can see the level of competition at training. They all want to start and play, and for the coaching staff, it’s a massive headache. But he is focused and there’s no time to be relaxed, he has to get on with it.”

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Swallows will take on Orlando Pirates in their MTN8 clash at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday, 14 August at 18:00.

The Dube Birds, who finished sixth in last season’s DStv Premiership having drawn a staggering 20 of their 30 league matches, will kick off this season’s campaign at home against Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday, 22 August at 15:00.

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