Brandon Truter

Swallows coach Brandon Truter has admitted his side is short of numbers ahead of their clash against Orlando Pirates on Saturday. ©Muzi Ntombela/Sports Inc

Top PSL striker still DISAPPOINTED by failed Kaizer Chiefs move!

Brandon Truter admitted that Ruzaigh Gamildien’s failed transfer to Kaizer Chiefs has taken its toll on his star striker ahead of the new campaign!

Brandon Truter

Swallows coach Brandon Truter has admitted his side is short of numbers ahead of their clash against Orlando Pirates on Saturday. ©Muzi Ntombela/Sports Inc

Is Ruzaigh Gamildien still suffering from the Kaizer Chiefs blues? Swallows FC head coach Brandon Truter revealed that he had to have a one-on-one session with top striker Ruzaigh Gamildien following his failed transfer to the Amakhosi ahead of the new season.

Gamildien who found the back of the net on 11 occasions for Swallows FC in the DStv Premiership was tipped join the Glamour Boys however the Motaung’s later decided against roping in the experienced striker.

Gamildien was set to join fellow Swallows teammates Phathutshedzo Nange, Njabulo Ngcobo and Sifiso Hlanti at Kaizer Chiefs however the jump wasn’t meant to be for the former Chippa United striker.

Swallows FC mentor Brandon Truter has since confirmed that Gamildien’s failed move affected him negatively.

Gamildien is ‘disappointed’ about failed Kaizer Chiefs move

“I think he (Gamildien) was obviously disappointed. More than half of SA footballers, as youngsters, it is their dream to play for the likes of Kaizer Chiefs,” Brandon Truter said as quoted by Phakaaathi.

“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 Kaizer 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 Musonda and 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 is a massive headache. But, he is focused and there is no time to be relaxed, he has to get on with it.”

Swallows FC begin their 2021/2022 campaign with a crunch Soweto derby clash against Orlando Pirates on Saturday evening in the MTN8 quarterfinals and Truter will be desperate for his star striker to put his Kaizer Chiefs disappointment behind as soon as possible.

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