Chiefs not interested in Trompies
Chiefs not interested in Trompies

Posted in News on Aug 06, 2002.

Kaizer Chiefs will not rush into any decision regarding the signing of a new striker ahead of the new season, according to team manager Bobby Motaung who added that the club is not keen to sign former striker Pollen Ndlanya from rivals Orlando Pirates.

Chiefs are in the market for a top striker as they launch an assault on the Castle Premiership title, which has eluded then for the past 10 years.

The Naturena outfit were expected to sign Bafana Bafana and former Free State Stars striker Jimmy Kauleza but rivals Pirates overtook them in luring the striker.

"Pollen was our player and he decided to go to Pirates,” said Motaung. “He is a Pirates player and we are not going to entertain the thought of his possible move to Naturena. We have constantly said we have strikers and we do not have to rush in our search.”

But Motaung assured supporters that Chiefs would do their best in securing a potent striker to help Amakhosi in the new season. Offensive midfielder Jabu Pule has so far been reliable in getting the balls behind the net.

Meanwhile, Motaung added that Chiefs would be involved in a number of friendly matches in the buildup to the start of the new PSL season. Amakhosi will entertain PSL newcomers Dynamos in a friendly in Rustenburg over the weekend.

Midfielder Patrick Mbuthu sustained an ankle injury in the Charity Cup clash against Pirates and could be out for a couple of weeks but should be ready for the start of the new season.

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