Maphosa hails Chiefs' new signings

By Virgil Maia - 08 September 2019Views : 8139


The new acquisitions in the transfer window are largely behind Kaizer Chiefs' early season form, according to the club's communications manager Vina Maphosa.

Amakhosi are at the top of the Absa Premiership standings with 10 points from four matches in the 2019/20 campaign.

Chiefs signed five players in the off-season, and Maphosa believes the Naturena-based club will be able to end their four-year trophy drought soon.

"We are doing what we used to do in the olden days. We have brought back the tradition of winning. So far so good, we have started well," Maphosa told Gagasi FM.

"We have signed good new signings. We have got five new arrivals in the team. We went to Ghana, brought James Kotei. We went to Australia, we brought Durban-born Kearyn Baccus.

"We went to Serbia, we found Samir Nurkovic and we went to Cape Town, we got [Yagan] Sasman. The fifth one we went to Zambia and we found the 'fire-bullet' Lazarous Kambole."

The club official added how a good preseason set the foundation for the club's early form, even though some of the players were missing following their international duties at the Afcon finals in Egypt.

"So, we started well. We had a great camp. Of course, minus some of the players, who were at the Nations Cup," he continued.

"Those were Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Daniel Cardoso, Bruce Bvuma, Khama Billiat, Daniel Akpeyi, Dax and Teenage Hadebe, who have left. So, far so good. We are excited.

"Indications are we have done good signings this season. If you find all of your new signings appearing on the teamsheet in the first game then you have done something right.

"The only player, who was not on the teamsheet in the first game was Sasman. He was not on the teamsheet because he had picked up a red card in his last match for Ajax Cape Town [last season].