‘Around 12 teams’ vying for Kaizer Chiefs target’s signature

Kaizer Chiefs face competition from 12 teams, including international clubs, all vying for the goalkeeper they've tabled an offer for.

While they have been searching for a new coach, it isn’t a secret Amakhosi will make a handful of signings ahead of the next season.

One of the areas the club is looking to strengthen is its goalkeeping department. They currently have Bruce Bvuma, Brandon Peterson and Karabo Molefe. 

Meanwhile, Itumeleng Khune’s contract will be coming to an end this month and his future remains uncertain.

Chiefs have been heavily linked with Chippa United goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali and Richards Bay’s Salim Magoola.

FARPost reports that the Soweto giants tabled an offer for Nwabali, but it was unsuccessful. It remains unclear if they will pursue him further. There are other unnamed PSL clubs interested in him.

Nwabali's goalkeeper coach at Chippa, Sean Louw, has revealed the Nigerian ‘keeper has received around “10 or even 12 verbal offers” in total.

He also claimed that the 28-year-old wouldn’t be coming back to the Chilli Boys next season.

‘HE’S DEFINITELY NOT COMING BACK TO CHIPPA NEXT SEASON’ – SEAN LOUW

“On physical hard copy paper, I don’t know how many offers he has received. But verbally, he has around 10 or even 12 offers,” Louw told FARPost. 

“He is definitely not coming back to Chippa next season.”

Louw also praised Nwabali, the Super Eagles shot-stopper, for having improved immensely since he started playing in the South African league.

“When he arrived at Chippa, he wasn’t very proficient with his footwork, unable to play from the back,” uttered Louw. 

“However, he has improved his footwork significantly.”

Louw added that he advised Nwabali to consider moving overseas rather than locally.

 “I don’t know if he’s going to make a move within South Africa. But my advice to him was, please go overseas,” Louw said.

“I have made him understand that football is a business, and he is a brand. He is not just a player. His brand needs to extend to the other side of the world.”

Nwabali impressed in the green colours of Nigeria at AFCON, establishing his name in the African continent. 

He was a hero in the semi-finals, saving two penalties against Bafana Bafana to help his country qualify for the final where they fell short losing to the hosts Ivory Coast.

A few weeks after AFCON, the World’s renowned transfer guru Fabrizio Romano reported that Nwabali was on the wish list of different clubs in overseas including Al Ettifaq in Saudi Arabia and Queens Park Rangers in the UK.

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Nkosiyabuya Sithole

Nkosiyabuya Sithole, a young and rising sports journalist based in Durban, South Africa, harbors a deep passion for football. Nevertheless, he aspires to become a well-rounded journalist, adept in various areas of the field.

Nkosi's career began in 2020, working as a home-based writer during the COVID-19 pandemic. He has since written for various websites, including Briefly News, FiND-iT News, and The South African. Attending live sporting events is a particular pleasure for him, as they provide opportunities for interaction with sports personalities.

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